Several. Uloric, colchicine, alopurinol.
Gout is destructive . Gout is a hereditary problem caused by a deficient enzyme. Your body cannot break down uric acid. Uric acid build up causes injury to your cartilage. There are different meds used to control uric acid and to control the inflammation caused by the uric acid. These are powerful medicines and should be orchestrated by you doctor. They have huge side effects and need to be administered carefully.
Many things. Rest, ice, over the counter pain meds, and activity modification is a good starting point. Your orthopaedic surgeon can give you more specifics. Read more...