Warmth, pain, swelling, and extreme tenderness in a joint, usually a big toe joint camera.gif. This symptom is called podagra. The pain often starts during the night. It may get worse quickly, last for hours, and be so intense that even light pressure from a sheet is intolerable.
Very red or purplish skin around the affected joint. The joint may appear to be infected.
Limited movement in the affected joint.
Peeling and itching of the skin around the affected joint as the gout gets better.