Gout pain relief works best when you understand why it hurts.
My articles describing how uric acid causes gout pain brings into focus the four essential elements.
Quite simply, if you have too much uric acid you increase your risk of gout pain. The reasons for excess uric acid are many, but one essential point is that uric acid is our own natural anti-oxidant. It is very easy to stress your body to need anti-oxidants, and I discuss some of these causes elsewhere. It is also easy to supply anti-oxidants from foods, supplements and other treatments.
Essentially, if you boost your anti-oxidant supply from external sources, your body is under less pressure to produce its own anti-oxidant - uric acid.
Urate Crystal Deposits
There is very little you can do directly to affect uric acid crystal deposits. You do however need to be aware of their existence, as they will often cause gout pain both when they form (bad), and when they dissolve (good).