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Numbness and swelling i've been having an on-going battle with random gout flair ups in my feet, ankles, hands, shoulders and wrists for the past 10 years. I've been taking Aleve to help with the pain and swelling. Recently, I have experienced swelling, n
The : The longer a patient has gout, the disease typically will involve more joints. It generally startes in the lower extremities (feet, ankles, knees), but can involve the upper extremities (hands, wrists, elbows). Shoulder symptoms are less common, but can be related to gout in some cases. I would recommend a thorough rheumatologic evaluation. If your symptoms are all related to gout, you may need to be on long-term gout medications such as allopurinol. On the other hand, the symptoms could be related to another type of arthritis (and possible muscle/tendon problems in the shoulder) and should be evaluated by an expert to make this distinction. Hope this is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband having first gout attack and it's not going away more than 2 weeks,taking Naproxen, what could be the reason?
For treatment of sudden gout attack (podagra) with sever pain, can 250mg naproxen, 30mg codeine, and 0.5mg colchicine be combined for a healthy person?
Uric acid: Gout is over accumulation of uric acid in the body. A gouty arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains possible. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin. Gout can cause joint deformity. Gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elevated uric acid: Uric acid is a breakdown product that builds up in the blood. In people with gout it can be due to the body making too much and/or not excreting it efficiently. There can be many medical reasons for the build up of uric acid.This can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and joints and cause the gout attack: evaluation and treatment depends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They work: I've treated acute gouty attacks for almost 30 years and used judiciously, Colchicine and intraarticular steroid injections do work...Much better in fact than nsaids. And there is some research to indicate that the reason gout attacks the peripheral joints first is the lower temperature so heat may work when cold doesn't. ....Just my 2 cents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatment: There is no cure but medicines and a change in lifestyle may help reduce the painful attacks of gout. Certain drugs such as colchicine and anti-inflammatories relieve the joint pain of a gout flare. Other drugs such as allopurinol reduce the body's uric acid and help prevent attacks of gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer