Are you living with a chronic condition like arthritis? If so, you probably already know that there are many different types of arthritis - but do you know which is by far the worst for causing pain and disability? It’s called gout. Gout is the most excruciatingly painful type of arthritis known to medical science. The intense burning and throbbing can come on suddenly, keeping sufferers up all night with no relief in sight. Here we will discuss what gout really is, who it affects and what treatments are available to help reduce its symptoms.