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What are the differences between gout and arthritis?

What are the differences between gout and arthritis?

See below: Gout is one of many types of arthritis. Arthritis just means "joint inflammation" and is not itself a disease. Gout is a disease characterized by joint inflammation due to an auto-inflammatory reaction to crystals caused by elevated levels of uric acid. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

One kind: Gout is one of four kinds of arthritis. It is inflammation in a joint caused by crystals. Other kinds of arthritis include degenerative (osteoarthritis), inflammatory (like rheumatoid), and infections (eg, lyme). ...Read more

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What's the difference between gout and arthritis in men?

What's the difference between gout and arthritis in men?

Gout is 1 form : There are 4 kinds of arthritis: crystal diseases like gout, infections like lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other immune problems, and degenerative arthritis like osteoarthritis. Gout comes on within a day and resolves in several days with severe pain possibly redness, warmth, swelling compared to osteo which is milder, usually doesn't go away, and isn't as red/warm. Go to dr. For help. ...Read more

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What's the difference between gout and arthritis in the foot?

What's the difference between gout and arthritis in the foot?

Gout is a form: Of arthritis, a specific arthritic disease. "arthritis" by itself is a broad, general term which can cover a variety of ailments. ...Read more

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What's the difference between gout and rheumatoid or other arthritis?

What's the difference between gout and rheumatoid or other arthritis?

Arthritis: Gout is caused by an overproduction of uric acid which is a breakdown product of certain proteins. If the level of uric acid in the blood is too high, gout crystals which under a microscope look like needles will deposit in certain joints like the big toe, elbow or knee and cause severe inflammation and pain. Rheumatoid arthritis/autoimmune condition/the body makes antibodies to the joint lining. ...Read more

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What causes gout and arthritis?

What causes gout and arthritis?

Diet related: Gout is a condition that is diet related. Richs foods can cause a elevated uric acid in the blood. Most commonly, the big toe joint will become red, hot, swollen and painful.a list of these foods can be found on the Internet. Long term gout can cause arthritic changes in the involved joints. You should see your podiatrist for evaluation and blood tests. ...Read more

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How are arthritis and gout different?

How are arthritis and gout different?

Arthtitis and Gout: Arthritis is associated with erosion of cartilage within a joint that can happen at any joint. Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid in the body and the most common joint to find it in is the big toe joint. Arthritis gereraly has no uric acid. ...Read more

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Best way to deal with gout and arthritis?

Best way to deal with gout and arthritis?

Two types?: Gout is an arthritis! you should be on Colchicine with a drug to lower your uric acid, such as Allopurinol or uloric. An NSAID may be necessary for pain relief. But I have many patient with gout and another form of arthritis causing joint pain. ...Read more

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I have heard that gout is a form of arthritis, is that true?

I have heard that gout is a form of arthritis, is that true?

Arthritis is an infl: Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. The cause of the inflammation can be from many different factors. As an example trauma, infection, an autoimmune process to name a few and a build up of uric acid which can form crystals in the joint leading to pain and inflammation are specific types of arthritis the later is called gouty arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more