In the case of pain, there are always 2 ways to relieve the pain, the ice bag or the hot tower. Somehow, cold treatment is a more commonly used solution to numb the nerves so that the signs of pain cannot go through the brain.
In gout pain, as the infected area (usually large toe) is like a burning fire, most patients soak the entire foot in a bucket full of frosty ice. It immediately numbs in all the nerves of the leg, not feeling the existence of the legs, not to mention the pain of swollen toes.
This seems like a good fix for intense pain, but the fact that cold treatment only makes the condition worse in the long run. This is a method that kills the symptoms but worsens the causes of gout.
Gout is a direct consequence of the accumulation of too much uric acid in the body, and the population of gout patients worldwide is growing at an alarming rate. This is because our modern stressful lifestyle is full of acid diets and habits. Smoking, soft drinks, instant food, synthetic food additives, fast food, and acidifying agents that actively pump acids into the bloodstream.
Note that the pH of our blood should always be at a slight alkalinity, which is between pH 7.3 and 7.4. All these acidic foods are called sour dumps. In order to compensate for acidity and restore the alkalinity of the blood, these acids are extracted from the bloodstream and enter into the interstitial fluids and a part of them comes into the synovial fluids of the joints.
When the concentration of uric acid in the synovial exceeds the saturation level, crystallize and form urate crystals that trigger an immune response that results in inflammation, burning and pain, and intense pain! Gout Attack!
Still remembering the salt crystalline experiment in high school science? One of the variables we need to find is the rate of crystallization at different temperatures. The answer is that the crystallization is faster and larger crystal stones are formed at lower temperatures. On the contrary, the salt crystals formed slowly dilute the temperature.
If you want more urate crystals in the joints or the intermediate fluid of your muscles, continue with the soaking of your favorite cold ice. But if you want to speed up the selection of urate crystals, soak your feet in hot water as quickly as possible, even when you do not suffer from gout attack. Hot water increases blood circulation and excretion of toxins through moving blood.