Gout: Basics, Symptoms and Treatment Options Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can be very painful to the joints. Dr. Myma Albayda walks us through what gout is caused by and how you can take preventative measures to limit attacks. In This VideoJemima Albayda, MDDr. Albayda is an Instructor in Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. She is the Director of the Rapid Arthritis Care and Evaluation [RACE] Clinic and heads the rheumatology musculoskeletal ultrasound program.