General Gout Treatment

Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the joints.

Gout is caused by having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in the body. If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints, uric acid crystals form. These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed.

Some people may develop chronic gouty arthritis, but others may have no further attacks. Both lifestyle modifications and medication can decrease uric acid levels.

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 Helped a lot
The pain started in my big toes, then radiated to my upper legs over the next few weeks. A massage relieved all the radiated pain, then Ibuprofen relieved the pain in my toes. I have had a few big gout episodes over the last few years, controlled by massage therapy, self massage, and Ibuprofen. The excercise was to get my ....
 Healed

Colchicine upset my stomach and had no noticeable effect on the gout.

 Healed

Limited alcohol and seafood. Increased intake of berry products.

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Drugs and Supplements
Drugs and Supplements Colchicine
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Diet and Weight Management
Diet and Weight Management Diet Management
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Therapy
Therapy Massage
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Exercise
Exercise Exercise
4.0
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Medical Devices and Equipment
Medical Devices and Equipment Crutches
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1
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