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Horn Lake, MS
A 39-year-old male asked:

My knee is swollen and muscles are really tight my doctor told me that i have gout, but do not have any thing to take the swelling down fast so can you help me please? thanks in advance

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
What was done: To treat the gout. Were you given a prescription for medication or an injection.You should discuss this with your doctor. Ice may be helpful. Avoiding food that can cause a flare up such as shellfish, peanuts, sardines, beer or wine is also a good idea.
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Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Steroids: Gout can be treated in many different ways, but the fastest way to decrease swelling is a steroid injection.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Why didn't the doc: Who made the diagnosis give you anything? Take a hot bath, and eat bing cherries or drink cherry juice, you can also take antiinflammatories such as allve or motrin.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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