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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ideally prevention
Arthritis from gout occurs when uric acid crystals from the blood stream get deposited in the joints.
The crystals cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause severe joint damage and arthritis. Ideally the treatment involves lowering uric acid levels in the body either with diet or medication. Thank you for the question.

In brief: Ideally prevention
Arthritis from gout occurs when uric acid crystals from the blood stream get deposited in the joints.
The crystals cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause severe joint damage and arthritis. Ideally the treatment involves lowering uric acid levels in the body either with diet or medication. Thank you for the question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Often not Rx fully
It's a very good question, firstly because it is often not rx correctly, and because often people that suffer from this often don't think they could ever be in a pain-free state.
But that should be the goal. Hydration most important to prevent uric acid kidneys stones or acute gout. Allopurinol & uloric lowers serum uric acid levels; benemid (probenecid) inc excretion; Colchicine + nsaids rx acute attacks, etc.

In brief: Often not Rx fully
It's a very good question, firstly because it is often not rx correctly, and because often people that suffer from this often don't think they could ever be in a pain-free state.
But that should be the goal. Hydration most important to prevent uric acid kidneys stones or acute gout. Allopurinol & uloric lowers serum uric acid levels; benemid (probenecid) inc excretion; Colchicine + nsaids rx acute attacks, etc.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Acute or chronic?
An acute gout attack will respond to Colcrys (over-priced colchicine), oral nsaids or a steroid injection into the joint.
Chronic gout requires uric acid management and possibly joint surgery, if too much damage has already occurred.

In brief: Acute or chronic?
An acute gout attack will respond to Colcrys (over-priced colchicine), oral nsaids or a steroid injection into the joint.
Chronic gout requires uric acid management and possibly joint surgery, if too much damage has already occurred.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Gout
The arthritic form of gout can destroy joints and is the result of many attacks both acute and sub-acute.
The goal is always a normal uric acid level . Hydration helps a little , but diet modification and proper medication are the keys. Surgical resection may be needed for badly damaged joints.

In brief: Gout
The arthritic form of gout can destroy joints and is the result of many attacks both acute and sub-acute.
The goal is always a normal uric acid level . Hydration helps a little , but diet modification and proper medication are the keys. Surgical resection may be needed for badly damaged joints.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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