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Gout Attacks Cause Inflammation Tendonitis
The concern would be: Damage of bone, the gout can actually eat away at bone (the ur ate crystals that is) also one must realize this is not just a disorder of the affected joint. Your kidneys and heart can be affected as well. Instead of getting repeated attacks, treat the disease and control it. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Gout that is not: Controlled can cause joint destruction, tendon changes and soft tissue deposits to develop. Nodules or tophi can fo in soft tissues, tendons can get gouty deposits and cartilage can be destroyed in joints. Severe systemic issues in the heart kidney and other really important organs can occur too. Gout is easily controlled with the proper diagnosis and. Medication in most cases. ...Read more
I have distal bicep tendonitis 4 months ago and still not resolved and I have gout. I got tendonitis through wieght training. How can I get rid of it
Tough Problem: Distal biceps tendinitis with or without gout is a very difficult problem to treat and somewhat controversial. Many with tendiintis have a partial tendon tear. This may heal but it could take a year. If after 6-9 months you are not better, I would recommend an MRI to assess the biceps tendon and plan needed surgery. No wt lifting while healing. ...Read more
I was treated for gout a week ago and my ankle feels like I have tendonitis in my right heel. I am going on vacation tomorrow and can't get rid of the pain. I iced it down, but only a temporary fix. Help!
Rest: Initially resting the shoulder, using ice, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more
Does running exacerbate the inflammation for gout sufferers? Assuming the uric crystals have yet to subside completely.
I have tendonitis and would like to know how I should take care of it and what medicine I could take for the inflammation.
Tendinitis: Most tendinitis conditions are helped with activity reduction, ice, stretching, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory's. Certain tendons also benefit with bracing. Some require formal physical therapy. Some tendinitis respond slowly and require injection therapy which can include steroid injections and also platelet rich plasma injections. ...Read more
Can a shoulder tendonitis and inflammation get severe? Of so, what can happen? Should I keep skiing? What to do to make it get better?
Unusual: Shoulder 'tendinitis' @ age17 is very unusual unless you are involved in overhead sports (softball, tennis etc.)i would suggest talking w/ your parents about seeing an orthopedic surgeon who can examine you and give you a definitive diagnosis. Instability of the shoulder ' masquerading' as tendinitis (or resulting in secondary rot cuff tendinitis) is much more common.! best of luck! ...Read more
Some doubt of gout.: Although gout is certainly one of the possibilities that could cause your swollen, red heel, it wouldn't be my first guess. A focused history and physical exam along with a blood test and x-ray would certainly narrow the possibilities. To remove all doubt, help yourself to the expertise of a specialist. ...Read more
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis cause by the buildup of uric acid. It tends to accumulate in joints and soft tissues, and can be quite painful.
Gout can be caused by dietary excess, medications (such as a diuretic), or be due to faulty elimination through the kidneys.
Medications used to treat gout- colchicine, nsaids, Allopurinol might upset the stomach though... ...Read more
Without MRI, is there any way to definitively tell whether a shoulder pain is resulting from rotator cuff tear or from tendonitis? What are the main symptom differences between a tear vs. Inflammation?
Doc recomm Naproxen 500 mg 2x day to treat my tendonitis (inflammation.) Worried that bottle says health risk for women of childbearing yrs. Worry?
Only if pregnant: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory which should be taken with food for short period of time for pain/inflammation. Short term, there should be no contra-indications if taken as directed. Of cause, the cause of the inflammation must be addressed. Lastly, your overall health should be good and there should be no interactions if you are on other medications. ...Read more
I need to take naproxen sodium 220 mg 2x a day for 2 wks to treat inflammation due to tendonitis. Should I worry it will permanently affect fertility?
Naproxen & Fertility:
Hello. It should not permanent hamper your fertility especially taking it for two weeks. Much more of an issue for ladies taking this chronically.
WHILE you are on naproxen, your fertility probability is lower. Remove that variable by discontinuing naproxen following resolution of tendonitis. ...Read more
Can you have inflammation from ankle tendonitis drained if doesn't go down? Had cortisone shot 4 days ago. Xray no break. Rice 4wk. Want swelling gone
Draining fluids: From a joint for therapeutic reasons is not a common place practice. Any time you access a joint with a needle, there is potential for introducing infecting agents into the joint, which is a very serious condition. If the joint has reasons for inflammation, then draining it will only create more space for it to fill back up with the same stuff, unless you successfully treat the underlying disease ...Read more
My phisio told me that I have shoulder inflammation and tendinitis. I haven been skiing with my painful shoulder. Can it get worse? What to do?
Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.
Naproxen & Ankle Ten:
Not recommended to take it chronically on a daily basis because of kidney deterioration. She should hopefully only need Naproxen for less than 2-4 weeks in order to treat acute ankle tendonitis. She can discontinue Naproxen abruptly without any side effects.
Voltaren gel (diclofenac) is a topical NSAID that would be even better for your daughter's ankle. Apply directly to the source of pain. ...Read more
It Depends!: First, one has to differentiate between insertional and noninsertional achilles tendonitis, ie is the problem in the midsubstance of the tendon or where in attatches to the heel? The treatment is different depending on the type other than both need modification of activities to avoid overuse, heel lift, icing, anti-inflammatories and comfortable shoewear that doesn't rub the affected area. Ortho. ...Read more
Taking copaxone (glatiramer) for many years for my MS. I have pain in my right big toe with inflamation. Could my body systems not want me to take it. ... Gout?
Need to reassess: At your current age, 77, you may no longer need copaxone, (glatiramer) and if you developed a secondary progressive ms transition, this drug would not be appropriate to handle that either. The pain in your toe could be gout, but other explanations may be considered. Yes, check your uric acid, but also update MRI of brain, and get full neurological re-evaluation. ...Read more
When is it safe to exercise the muscles in my hand that's still painfully inflammed from tendinitis?
See below: After the pain is gone. Pactice on squeezing a nerf ball. ...Read more
My husband uses meth & has gout. The meth binges are usually followed by severe gout attacks. Can Meth cause gout? Or is meth use abating the gout?
You have the answer: If he suffers from severe gout attacks after meth binges, that's all the proof you need. Certainly the meth has worsened and not lessened the gout. There may be other theoretical explanations but nothing can void the fact that meth binges induced severe gout attacks in your husband ...Read more
Can a gout attack (ankle) in the elderly cause mental confusion from high uric acid level? Bun is fine, creatinine is 1.8. Thanks 4 any info. :)
I have a gout attack and am also taking xarelto (20mg a day). Can I take advil (ibuprofen) for gout pain and inflammation?
Yes you can: Most important don't get dehydrated, always drink plenty of fluids will avert an attack ...Read more
Better not to!: You should let the inflammation subside to the p[oint the pain is gone. You can increase joint damage if it is present. Plus, why would you want to, since pain would increase. I am aspeaking for activities that would put stress on your inflammed joint (s). If your toe is involved, no harm from upper extremity excercise. This is a common sense answer! ...Read more