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How do i relieve joint pain due to uric acid?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Lower uric acid!: Start treatment with low dose cochicine and an anti-inflammatory drug like naproxen. Start on low dose Allopurinol after several days, gradually increasing dose to 300mg/day, or that dose which lowers uric acid to 6.0mg% or less. Gout is curable!
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See answer details: Uric acid does not cause joint pain but gout does. If you have just aching it is not gout. If you have episodes of major joint pain and swelling it may well be gout. Gout can easily be treated and prevented. See a rheumatologist.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Joint pain / gout: Rest joint. Keep it warm. Take NSAIDS. Colchicine also thwarts attack. Tart cherries and juice also can.
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Cherries mayhave a modest role in prophylaxis but not in treatment of an acute attack.
Sep 20, 2014
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 40 years experience
Aleve (naproxen): Generally a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory such as Aleve (naproxen) will work. One needs to know if diagnosis is correct. If no improvement in 3-5 days, see your doctor.

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It depends: It depends on what is causing the pain and your overall health such as whether or not you have liver or kidney problems determines what medications are used.

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