Are you confused between gouty arthritis and gout?
What is the difference? Are they the same?
The short answer is – gouty arthritis is just another way of saying gout. So, if you are looking for a medical definition of gout, see What Is Gout.
It is interesting to look a bit deeper. Because both terms mean the same. So, why do I use different terms at different times?
What Is Gouty Arthritis?
Gout is the most common term. But the correct medical term is gouty arthritis. As arthritis is the medical term for many diseases that cause inflamed joints.
So, I use the term gout mostly. Also, in my experience, most doctors do the same. Because it is shorter, more common, and most people recognize it as a medical condition that involves painful joints.
Continue reading to learn why it is important to know what gouty arthritis means.