Osteoarthritis is a disease affecting the joints which is very treatable. The word “Arthritis” means joint inflammation. Osteoarthritis most often occurs in the hands (at the ends of the fingers and thumbs), spine (neck and lower back), keens and hips.
Pain and inflammation occur when too much uric acid crystallises and deposits in the joints. Symptoms of gout include severe pain, redness and swelling in joints, often the big toe. Attacks can come suddenly, often at night.