Noticeable symptoms of gout include acute joint pain in the toes, feet, knees, hands or wrists as well as joint soreness that may last several days to several weeks, according to Mayo Clinic. Other symptoms include swelling, tenderness, redness and reduced range of motion in the affected joints.
Gout is a type of arthritis that often occurs suddenly, without any prior indication the patient has the condition, notes Mayo Clinic. It occurs when inflammation and pain-causing urate crystals build up in the joint. It is treatable, usually with medications designed to provide pain relief and prevent future attacks and complications, explains WebMD.