Buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint causes gouty arthritis. Symptoms and signs include joint pain, swelling, heat, and redness, typically of a single joint. Gout may be treated with diet and lifestyle changes, as well as medication. Read more: Gout (Gouty Arthritis) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Leg Pain
- Toe Pain
- Hand Pain
- Finger Pain
- Arm Pain
- Joint Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Foot Pain
- Hip Pain
- Bumps on Skin
- Swollen Ankles and/or Swollen Feet
- Elbow Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Knee Pain
- Unsteady Gait
- Swollen Joints
- Joint Redness
- Joint Warmth
- Swollen Knee
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Gout FAQs
- Feet Facts FAQs
- Arthritis or Injury: Ice or Heat - Which To Apply
- Gout & Aspirin
- Gout & Pseudogout - 2001 National Meeting Reports
- Gout: 2004 Perspectives
- National Arthritis Meeting 2004
- What Is Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy?
- What Is Intercritical Gout?
- Can Chronic Gout Cause More Serious Problems?
- Can You Get Gout in Your Back?
- Side Effects of Zyloprim (Allopurinol) for Kidney Damage Prevention
- Can Gout Nodules Be Surgically Removed?
- Do NSAIDs Interact With Coumadin?
- Can Blood Pressure Make Gout Worse?
- Can You Get Gout in Your Small Toe?
- Should You Exercise with Gout Inflammation?
- Are Gout and Aplastic Anemia Related?
- Are There Gout Drugs Other than Indomethacin & Allopurinol?
- Can Gout Cause Aplastic Anemia?
- What Are Foods that Cause Gout to Flare up?
- Does Aspirin Cause Gout?
- Kidney Stone Causes
- Gout Symptoms
- What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones?
- Ask the Experts - Rheumatology
- Gout: 2005 Arthritis Conference Highlights
Medications & Supplements
- acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain)
- naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)
- allopurinol - oral, Zyloprim
- colchicine - oral
- sulfinpyrazone - oral
- probenecid - oral
- naproxen - oral, Anaprox, Naprosyn
- naproxen sustained-release - oral, Naprelan
- naproxen suspension - oral, Naprosyn
- indomethacin - oral liquid, Indocin
- indomethacin - oral, Indocin
- naproxen enteric-coated tablet - oral, EC-Naprosyn
- indomethacin - rectal, Indocin
- potassium citrate (Urocit-K)
- indomethacin, Indocin, Indocin-SR (Discontinued Brand in U.S.)
- febuxostat, Uloric
- diclofenac, Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Cambia
- Aleve (naproxen) vs. Celebrex (celecoxib)
- colchicine, Colcrys
- prednisolone (Flo-Pred, Pediapred, Orapred, Orapred ODT)
- citric acid/sodium citrate (Bicitra, Cytra-2, Oracit, Shohl's)
- sulindac, Clinoril
- probenecid, (Benemid - brand no longer available)
- colchicine/probenecid - oral, Col-Benemid
- sulfinpyrazone (Anturane - discontinued in the US)
- citric acid/potassium-sodium citrates - oral, Cytra-3, Polycitra
- lesinurad (Zurampic)
Prevention & Wellness
- Genes, Not Diet, May Be Key to Gout Flare-Ups
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- FDA Panel Rejects Gout Drug on Safety Concerns
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