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Does high uric acid level damage joints?

Does high uric acid level damage joints?

Not by itself: High uric acid, by itself, cannot damage joints. If and when it causes gouty arthritis can joint damage result. This type of arthritis may manifest in many different ways, from the solitary attack to multiple attacks and chronic arthritis over time. High uric acid, again, may be harmless, or it can also cause kidney problems, so get a urinalysis and kidney function tests to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Uric acid of my blood goes high causing pain in bone joints.my Dr told there is no cure for this and i have to take medicine all through my life. ?

Uric acid of my blood goes high causing pain in bone joints.my Dr told there is no cure for this and i have to take medicine all through my life.

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Maybe: High uric acid causes intermittent episodes of joint pain called gout. Simply having high uric acid does not cause chronic bone pain. First, see a theumatologist for your pains. If you have gout and your uric acid is high, then seek ways to lower uric acid. For many, medicine is required but first confirm that you are having gout attacks. ...Read more

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I have joint pain recently, foot, left knee, right hip, which is particularly painful and some water retention. Blood tests show high uric acid (8.4)?

? Gout : www.painspot.com will lead you through a series of questions based on where you feel your pain, and then provide a list of possible causes and information about them. You can print that out and take it to your health provider, or a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist). The main thing is not to miss gout as is is treatable and preventable. ...Read more

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What to do if i lowered my uric acid level to 2.9 mg/dl but still I have knee joint pain. Why?

Knee pain: Degenerative and traumatic changes of the knee are common. Rest ice and wrap and consider an image or pt if persists. ...Read more

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My Uric acid level is 6.1 , but I have pain in my knees joints, I started gym a week before, I drink about 3 ltr water daily, kidney problem , ?

My Uric acid level is 6.1 , but I have pain in my knees joints, I started gym a week before, I drink about 3 ltr water daily, kidney problem , ?

Normal level: Likely pain from exercise unless not time related. Your uric acid level is within normal, less than 7.2. If you have other symptoms pls check locally with your MD but on your testimony alone,sound like business as usual. ...Read more

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How does the uric acid get into the joints?

How does the uric acid get into the joints?

Uric acid to joints: Uric acid crystals can build up in the joints due to too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid crystals trigger a immune-mediated inflammatory reaction, causing pain, swelling and redness of the joints, which is experienced as a gout attack. High levels of uric acid may be due to hereditary reasons for uric acid overproduction, underexcretion, diet and medications. ...Read more

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How to relieve joint pain due to uric acid?

How to relieve joint pain due to uric acid?

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. ...Read more

Uric Acid (Definition)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually ...Read more