I have a history of gout in my family. My grandmother had the condition and it really limited the things she was able to do as she got older and experienced the flare ups. Her feet would get extremely red, and swollen. They looked terrible. She would get the severe pain in the big toe joint, but what was worse was that the bottoms of her feet hurt when she walked, so she was unable to get around, and eventually used a wheelchair.
I have been using various gout home remedies to help with my condition. Some of them work well for a while, but I have found nothing that has totally eliminated the symptoms. If you have never had this condition then you can't understand just how stressing it can be. Just when I think I have put the symptoms behind me they come back in full force, as painful as ever. If I had a million dollars I would trade it for a gout cure that would get rid of this discomfort and pain for good.