What Are Some Symptoms of Gout in the Hip Joint?

While gout, which is a form of arthritis, isn’t common in the hip, its symptoms include extreme pain, swelling and lumps under the skin around the affected joint, according to the Arthritis Foundation. More common types of hip arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.

Gout occurs when excess uric acid forms monosodium urate crystals around the joints. The same uric acid crystals can also cause kidney stones. Gout most often presents in the big toe. Typically, attacks of gout are confined to the lower joints, especially the ankle and knee, explains the Arthritis Foundation. Over time, gout can become chronic and begin to affect more than one joint at a time.