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Common Causes of Foot Pain
Learn about common causes of foot pain such as bunions, corns, athlete's foot, plantar warts and more. Get the latest information...
Gout Attack Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Diet
Gout attacks (gouty arthritis) are caused by crystals of uric acid deposits. Learn about symptoms, causes, treatments and...
Alcohol Abuse: 12 Health Risks of Chronic Heavy Drinking
Read about the health risks of chronic heavy or binge drinking. Anemia, cancer, gout, cardiovascular disease and many more...
Feet Facts Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Did you know that certain shoes and common diseases can wreak havoc on your feet? If you've been having problems with your feet,...
Gout Quiz: What is Gout? Is There a Gout Diet?
Learn what causes those painful crystals to form during a gout flare. Take the Gout Quiz to learn all about this painful...
Picture of Kidney Stone Crystal
Kidney stones are made of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together, creating small "pebbles" formed within the kidney...
Picture of Gout
Condition characterized by abnormally elevated levels of uric acid in the blood, recurring attacks of joint inflammation...
Picture of Kidneys
The kidneys are a pair of organs located in the back of the abdomen. See a picture of the Kidneys and learn more about the health...
Related Disease Conditions
Kidney failure can occur from an acute event or a chronic condition or disease. Prerenal kidney failure is caused by blood loss,...
Kidney stones are solid masses of crystalline material that form in the kidneys. Symptoms of kidney stones can include pain,...
Bursitis of the hip results when the fluid-filled sac (bursa) near the hip becomes inflamed due to localized soft tissue trauma...
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissue around the joints,...
Polycythemia (High Red Blood Cell Count)
Polycythemia (elevated red blood cell count) is a rare blood disease in which the body produces too many red blood cells....
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the "change of life." Menopause...
Acute injuries, medical conditions, and chronic use conditions are causes of knee pain. Symptoms and signs that accompany knee...
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness...
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
High blood pressure is defined as a pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher in the arteries. Genetic factors, high salt intake, and...
The common bunion, an enlargement of the inner portion of the joint at the base of the big toe, primarily affects women. The...
Foot pain may be caused by injuries (sprains, strains, bruises, and fractures), diseases (diabetes, Hansen disease, and gout),...
Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 C), in practice, a person is usually not...
Swollen Ankles and Swollen Feet
Swollen ankles and swollen feet is a symptom of an underlying disease or condition such as edema, medications, pregnancy,...
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints. Also...
Dehydration is the excessive loss of body water. There are a number of causes of dehydration including heat exposure, prolonged...
Bursitis of the knee results when any of the three fluid-filled sacs (bursae) become inflamed due to injury or strain. Symptoms...
Cancer is a disease caused by an abnormal growth of cells, also called malignancy. It is a group of 100 different diseases, and...
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint Pain)
Sacroiliac joint (SI) dysfunction is a general term to reflect pain in the SI joints. Causes of SI joint pain include...
Obesity is the state of being well above one's normal weight. A person has traditionally been considered to be obese if they are...
A bursa is a fluid-filled sac found in the joints that cusions them. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae, most commonly...
Alcoholism is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as...
Pseudogout, a form of arthritis, results when deposits of crystals collect in and around the joints. Symptoms of pseudogout...
Cupping is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that stimulates the flow of chi (qi, or energy) within the body. There are a...
Chronic pain is pain (an unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period of time. In contrast to...
Hydroxyapatite Crystal Disease
Hydroxyapatite crystal disease is the inflammation caused by hydroxyapatite crystals. These tiny crystals of hydroxyapatite...
Enthesitis and Enthesopathy
The area where ligament or tendon inserts to bone is called the enthesis. Inflammation of the enthesis is called enthesitis. An...
Rheumatology is the study of rheumatic diseases and conditions. Rheumatologists are internal medicine physicians who treat these...
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Leg Pain
- Toe Pain
- Hand Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Joint Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Arm Pain
- Hip Pain
- Swollen Ankles and/or Swollen Feet
- Bumps on Skin
- Foot Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Knee Pain
- Swollen Joints
- Unsteady Gait
- Joint Redness
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Swollen Knee
- Joint Warmth
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Gout FAQs
- Feet Facts FAQs
- 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?
- Gout & Aspirin
- Arthritis or Injury: Ice or Heat - Which To Apply
- Ask the Experts - Rheumatology
- Gout: 2005 Arthritis Conference Highlights
- National Arthritis Meeting 2004
- Gout & Pseudogout - 2001 National Meeting Reports
- Gout: 2004 Perspectives
Medications & Supplements
- naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve
- acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain)
- 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
- indomethacin, Indocin, Indocin-SR (Discontinued Brand in U.S.)
- diclofenac, Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Cambia
- potassium citrate (Urocit-K)
- febuxostat, Uloric
- colchicine, Colcrys
- prednisolone (Flo-Pred, Pediapred, Orapred, Orapred ODT)
- sulindac, Clinoril
- citric acid/sodium citrate (Bicitra, Cytra-2, Oracit, Shohl's)
- colchicine/probenecid - oral, Col-Benemid
- probenecid, (Benemid - brand no longer available)
- citric acid/potassium-sodium citrates - oral, Cytra-3, Polycitra
- sulfinpyrazone (Anturane - discontinued in the US)
- lesinurad (Zurampic)
Prevention & Wellness
- Does a Low-Fat Dairy Habit Boost Parkinson's Risk?
- Eat This Diet to Lower Your Odds for Painful Gout
- Health Tip: Help Ward Off Gout
- Health Tip: Why Can't I Stop Sweating?
- Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout
- Steroid May Be Safe, Effective Gout Treatment, Study Finds
- Zurampic Approved for Gout
- Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?
- Gout Attacks More Common at Night: Study
- Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study
- Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death in Study
- CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases
- Can You Have Both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout?
- Health Tip: Know Risk Factors for Gout
- Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold?
- Scientists ID New Genetic Connection for Gout
- Gout Management Is Focus of New Guidelines
- Gout Linked to Low Levels of Lead
- Foods to Avoid if You Want to Avoid Gout Attacks
- Enriched Milk May Ease Gout
- Drug Already on Market May Be a Boon to Gout Patients
- High Uric Acid Linked to Both Gout and Diabetes
- Wrong Shoes Make Gout Pain Worse
- FDA Panel Rejects Gout Drug on Safety Concerns
- Caffeine May Trigger Gout Attacks
- Arthritis on the Increase; Obesity Partly to Blame
- Gout Survey Offers Peek at the Pain
- 40-Year-Old Gout Drug Shows Promise Against Angina
- Age, Drinking Raise Women's Gout Risk
- Health Tip: Understanding Gout
- Vitamin C May Help Prevent Gout
- New Gout Drug Gets FDA Panel Nod
- Gout Drug Cuts Teen High Blood Pressure
- Coffee Lowers Gout Risk
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