Chronic pain is difficult to diagnose since it shares many symptoms with other conditions. Many doctors use the pain scale to identify chronic pain. If a patient has consistent experience pain for at least six months, then he or she is likely to have chronic pain.
Anyone who has waken-up in the middle of the night with a severely painful gout attack will know that this disease is no fun. Gout is a disease in which tiny crystals (urate crystals) deposit in all the wrong places like joints and soft tissue. The quintessential gout picture is a swollen, big, red toe. However, many joints can be affected by…