Limiting alcohol, red meat and seafood is one way of treating gout at home. You should also eat a balanced diet and avoid gaining more weight. Elevate the painful joints and take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, if it is severe you will have to get medical prescription from a doctor.
Try black cherry extract. You can get it over the counter at most any pharmacy. Lay off any organ meat(liver,gizzards etc) cut back on red meat, shrimp, oysters. No red whiskeys. If pain gets bad enough go to doctor! They will give you a shot and pain will be gone in 3 to 4 hours.