gout arthropathyArthropathy is a painful condition that is better known by the name “gout”. A fairly common health problem, gout tends to affect more men than women. The condition is the result of the body’s inability to eliminate toxins through the urine. The uric acid that accumulates in the body then leaves calcified deposits in the joints, and causes severe inflammation. This often develops into an infection with very painful results. Gout can causes severe pain and motion impairment, and the condition has a severely detrimental effect on the lives of its sufferers.

Marijuana may reduce the pain associated with gout. Some proponents of medical marijuana use also believe that small amounts of marijuana may be able to reduce inflammation.