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Gout will not go away

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Needs treatment: If it is gout, needs confirmation of diagnosis, evaluation of diet and treatment.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unusual for gout: Gout at age 22 is rare unless there is an inherited problem with purine and uric acid metabolism. I would first look for other causes of persistent jo... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Prevention: A few minutes of stretching exercises or riding a stationary bicycle for a few minutes before going to bed can prevent the cramps from coming on. Kee... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Try magnesium: There are a few different reasons why one can get cramps at night. I have found magnesium supplements taken before bedtime to be highly effective. It ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Knee pain: Chronic knee pain under the knee cap may have many causes. Acute gout attack can be easily treated with oral medications, diet and fluid hydration. ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Treatment of Gout: There are 2 types of treatment for gout. One type of treatment are medications(e.G . Colchicine) decreased the symptoms of inflammation such as pain ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Why avoid the pills?: They are relatively safe and likely one of the more effective treatments. The other option is changing diet. I often find this to be inadequate in my ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Gout: Gout can cause pain in your big toe as well as your feet, ankles, knees, hands & wrists (and more). It can also be bilateral. I will refer this questi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 19 years experience
First : First of all, you need to go and see a podiatrist (foot and ankle specialist). They will need to take an x-ray of your foot to find out the extent of ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Gout is diagnosed: Via aspiration of monosodium urate crystals. Neither elevated uric acid levels or bony changes of xray are diagnostic for the condition. They merely g... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Podiatry 41 years experience
Gout: It is very typical for gout attacks to be episodic. What we do find if the uric acid levels are not controlled is the attacks coming more and more fr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Gout: You can see either . If it affects your foot , logically , see your podiatrist . We deal with gout all the time.

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