A member asked:

Can gout cause sciatic like pain. i have 6.5 uric acid level. have pain in right leg.right knee and lower back pain.

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Dr. David Kahan answered

Specializes in Podiatry

This would be quite rare. Being that gout is a joint based inflammatory condition, this is highly unlikely. Keep working on getting that UA level under 6 though. Sciatica can be successfully treated though with icing, stretching, physical therapy and even anti-inflammatories (motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc.).

Answered Mar 6, 2020



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