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still have joint tenderness after gout attack?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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
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Dr. David Laha
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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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Gouty attacks can take a while to go away and this may be a sign of an ongoing gout attack. Antiinflammatories and drinking more fluids can help this and fluids like water and less alcohol can help avoid future attacks.
Jun 10, 2012

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