A 36-year-old member asked:
still have joint tenderness after gout attack?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
May need more time: A bad gout attack, if not treated early, can last 2-3 weeks. In some cases, depending on the joint involved, fluid might need to be drawn off by needle, and cortisone injected. Sometimes symptoms persist due to dietary choices.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. David Laha answered
37 years experience Podiatry
May be joint damage: Gout will attack the joints. This can cause damage to the articular cartilage of the joint. If this damage is severe enough it can cause permanent discomfort. Antiinflammatories can help. If this persists, then see your podiatrist for an evaluation.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015
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