Arthritis What is Gout? Share Pin Email Arthritis Gout Basics Symptoms Diagnosis Joint Pain Rheumatoid Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Ankylosing Spondylitis Types and Conditions Medications Diet and Exercise Natural Treatments Assistive Devices and Mobility Aids Surgery and Research Coping Frequently Asked Questions View All Updated April 20, 2016 Gout is an inflammatory arthritis of the toe joint. Gout is an inflammation of uric acid crystals and causes severe pain and difficulty in walking. Learn more about what gout is and how to avoid it in this video. Up Next Up Next Video What is Gouty Arthritis? Up Next Article What Is Gout and What Are the Causes? Up Next Category An Overview of Gout Up Next Article What Is Uric Acid?