Did you know that gout is like rock candy?
Rock Candy is simply crystallized sugar made with a few grains of sugar on a string dipped into a supersaturated solution and allowing crystals to form as evaporation sets in. . Gout symptoms occur when uric acid crystals are in a super saturated and in their concentrated state wreak havoc on the body. The resolution of an attack is frequently accomplished not by ridding the body of the uric acid but by encapsulating crystal clusters into tofus which the body stores until the next outbreak. which may be caused by minor trauma to a tofus which then becomes the center of the next attack if the area continues to hold a high concentration of uric acid.
I have seen friends reverse the cycle of ever more frequent attacks by dissolving the tofus, changing diet patterns, incorporating hydrotherapy and lymphatic drainage massage techniques.