Top 20 Doctor insights on: How to treat gout with natural alternatives
Yes: So gout is a condition that tends to both recruit more joints with each flare (i.e. 1st flare: big toe, 2nd flare: big toe and knee, etc) and worsens the inflammation that occurs with each flare. This can lead to a destructive arthritis that can render the most affected joints unusable and deformed. In addition, kidney stones can occur with untreated disease. Treatment is simple for 95% of gout pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice: Cool that joint down with an ice pack. Cherry juice may help but is expensive. Colchicine, a common gout medication, is actually derived from the root of a plant, the autumnn crocus. Other dietary changes that may prevent flares include vitamin c, and low-fat dairy foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not natural: Gout is the painful precipitation of uric acid crystals in various joints of the body the most famous being the great toe. Management is by blocking synthesis of the uric acid by a pharmacological agent called allopurinol. This is so effective, and safe, that I wonder why anyone would consider anything else. No "natural" product comes close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout is an inflammatory type of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid and collects in joints and soft tissues. Many cases occur in the foot and ankle.
Antiinflammatory medications help to reduce the inflammation. Other medications such as Colchicine and Allopurinol are used to control the uric acid. Sometimes, steroid injections can provide relief. ...Read more
Complex disease.: Gout is an incredibly painful disease in which crystal of uric acid are deposited in joints - usually one of the great toes. Treatment is long term to control uric acid levels and short term to treat the attacks with Colchicine or a non steroidal or occasionally a steroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer