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A 32-year-old male asked:

my foot thumb has swollen by gout...i have take medical with cataflam (diclofenac) 50 mg drug...its ok now..but the swell still there...what should i do?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Takes quality time.: Many patients seem to think that the correct way to treat gout is to manage the symptoms at the time of the acute attack. The inflammation causing pain is only one characteristic of gout. The long term swelling will take a more long term, managed control of the disorder. For this you will need a physician, experienced in managing all the issues involved in effectively controlling gout.

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Last updated Dec 21, 2017

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