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Still have joint tenderness after gout attack?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: May be joint damage
Gout will attack the joints.
This can cause damage to the articular cartilage of the joint. If this damage is severe enough it can cause permanent discomfort. Antiinflammatories can help. If this persists, then see your podiatrist for an evaluation.

In brief: May be joint damage
Gout will attack the joints.
This can cause damage to the articular cartilage of the joint. If this damage is severe enough it can cause permanent discomfort. Antiinflammatories can help. If this persists, then see your podiatrist for an evaluation.
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Gouty attacks can take a while to go away and this may be a sign of an ongoing gout attack. Antiinflammatories and drinking more fluids can help this and fluids like water and less alcohol can help avoid future attacks.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: May need more time
A bad gout attack, if not treated early, can last 2-3 weeks.
In some cases, depending on the joint involved, fluid might need to be drawn off by needle, and cortisone injected. Sometimes symptoms persist due to dietary choices.

In brief: May need more time
A bad gout attack, if not treated early, can last 2-3 weeks.
In some cases, depending on the joint involved, fluid might need to be drawn off by needle, and cortisone injected. Sometimes symptoms persist due to dietary choices.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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