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It shows how gout pain is a process that starts with uric acid turning to deposits that cause an immune reaction leading to gout pain. This contrasts with the common view that uric acid causes gout pain because the crystals are sharp or needle-like. Uric acid crystals are far two small to be sharp – in fact, like very fine sand, they feel surprisingly silky.

No, the immune reaction is the key to gout pain. It explains why it is so intense, and it shows us which gout pain relief works best. Understand this, and you understand gout.

With reference to Uric Acid Causes Gout Pain, this process also helps answer the following common questions:

Is uric acid an infection?
No, there is no uric acid infection, but we can see from Uric Acid Causes Gout Pain (Deposits/Reaction) that “The crystals cause the immune system to react in the same way as it does to a viral or bacterial infection.”
Can an injury cause gout
We can see from Uric Acid Causes Gout Pain (Deposits) that “…injury, can also trigger a change in body chemistry that cause uric acid to crystallize”
What causes gout pain?
At the center of the gout pain process, is the body’s immune reaction, but this comes from deposits of uric acid.

If you have any questions about uric acid causes, please ask in the gout forum.

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