Gout is a certain form of arthritis which can lead to inflammation of the joints. Swelling, stiffness and severe pain are all symptoms of gout which can develop in just a few hours.
The main cause of gout is due to having a very high amount of uric acid, which can cause hard crystals to be formed in your joints. Uric acid comes from decomposing purines, which are chemicals that occur naturally within the body and are found in many foods. If someone’s diet is very rich in purines it can raise uric acid levels in the body and possibly lead to them having gout.