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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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Can gout affect more than just joints?

Yes: However, for the most part when it attacks it usually will attack one joint at a time. It is known to be a monoarticular condition. Hoever, not every attack reads the textbook and there are instances of more than one joint having an attack simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can gout cause swelling to the joints?

Can gout cause swelling to the joints?

Yes and more: Common symptoms are joint swelling, redness, warmth, tenderness. An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Chronic gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read more

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Is there a way to inject medication into the gout joint to dissolve the crystals away?

Is there a way to inject medication into the gout joint to dissolve the crystals away?

Not at this time: Right now the only joint injectable medication will be a steroid injection to settle the inflammation down but in reality the crystals will not be disolved. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what's gout and how do you know if you have it and does it attack any joints or just certain ones?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what's gout and how do you know if you have it and does it attack any joints or just certain ones?

In acute: Usually distant cooler joint, like ankle or toe. Very red, very painful. In chronic gout, deposits may develop over years with minimal symptoms! ...Read more

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Could i join the military with joint stiffness and gout?

Standards: These are the standards: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm.

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What to do if i feel stinging and pressure on almost all my joints is this gout?

What to do if i feel stinging and pressure on almost all my joints is this gout?

No: Gout is an acute arthritis characterized by marked pain, swelling, redness and tenderness. It is not related to the symptoms you describe. ...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