Osteoarthritis and gout

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206807 tn?1331939784 There are many people who have much higher uric acid levels than 6.0 and never have a gout attack. But if your prone to gout attacks its the only way to control it. I finally caved in and started a low dose of allopurinal 100mg. This dropped my level from 7.2 to 5.2. High cell turnover rate after treatment caused partly by anemia and other factors contribute to higher uric acid and post treatment gout flairs.
Avatar f tn You can have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and not have Gout and vise versa. If you have either one of those and your Gout clears you will still be left with the pain of arthritis....just not Gouty Arthritis. Ppl with kidney disease are more prone to Gouty Arthritis. If your kidney's are diseased the are unable to remove adequate amounts of uric acid from the body, It can also make you more susceptible to kidney stones.
Avatar n tn There are articles which link uric acid levels (high uric acid is associated with Gout) with HCV and interferon but I don't think that gout is a side effect of HCV or treatment. If that were the case I think I would have seen a lot more posts on the subject - I can't remember one). I treated 3 times and my last ended in June 2004. I never had gout until May 2009. Too often we attribute every malady we have to HCV or treatment but it's more often that not wrong.
Avatar n tn My mom has gout and she has pains everywhere as well...then again, she also has osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthirtis. Could be that you have a combination as well. The instep sounds like you may find relief with proper insoles. Could be an arch problem. The wrists sound like carpal tunnel syndrome...which surgery or braces could fix. Could also be fibromyalgia ( did I spell that right?) You could check that forum and compare symptoms.
915277 tn?1252576713 Autoimmune conditions are caused by the immune system going haywire and attacking itself. Gout can sometimes be misdiagnosed as RA, bursitis, osteoarthritis and reactive arthritis among others.
Avatar f tn Can't take steriods or NSAIDs - allergic to steroids and have Crohns disease and gastritis. Afraid of what I read about the gout drugs. I am on Evista for my osteoporosis, Prevacid and Zantac for my gastritis, Librium and Liubrax for my Crohns (unable to take any of the Crohns meds). Had an infected middle toe that is pretty much OK now between soaking and Bactroban.
Avatar n tn White males traditionally could afford the rich foods and drink. But many women and other races get gout and it seems to be on the increase in HCV patients. The connection to hep c is probly the liver's decreased ability to filter out toxins and the tendency for some toxins-specifically uric acid-to form chrystals that are deposited in joints and inflame them. the best cure is to change your diet and recognize your own 'triggers' and avoid them.
Avatar m tn He should have his blood tested to see if it something more than just osteoarthritis (arthritis due to age and use). Has he been tested for gout? What else? If it is gout he should not be taking aspririn, alcohol or organ meats (there are other foods too that he can google). There are meds that can help if this is gout.
Avatar n tn However, if there is pain in only one ankle joint then this can also be due to lupus neuropathy, osteoarthritis, gout, bursitis, tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis etc. It is important to consult your rheumatologist and get this investigated. Take care!
Avatar n tn There are many types of arthritis, including rheumatoid and other types of inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, and arthritis due to gout or pseudogout. Other causes of joint pain include autoimmune and vasculitic disorders (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polyarteritis nodosa), avascular necrosis of bone, and injuries.
Avatar m tn When you say you have been diagnosed with arthritis in your big toe, is this osteoarthritis, Gout or a bunion? All these are very painful and are treated differently. There are special medications for gout. Normal pain relief and anti inflammatory drugs, compresses and rest for the foot if this is osteoarthritis. For your migraines these can be triggered off by certain foods, allergy to medications, stress and anxiety.
Avatar n tn If your symptoms persist then get yourself examined by an orthopedician and go for some scans and rule out conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and conditions like gout. Take care!
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Avatar m tn Alcohol, stress and cold weather were major factors in bringin this pain on and i began to try and manage it myself. When i started to take the pill i became aware that i only ever experience the swellings and pain in my toes, it was much less severe and not as long lasting. Since i have stopped taking it two weeks ago, i have started to experience it in my toes, hips and wrists. I don't know if this is a coincidence or is anyone aware of the pill providing joint pain relief?
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Avatar m tn There are many types of arthritis, including rheumatoid and other types of inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, infectious arthritis, and arthritis due to gout or pseudogout. Other causes of joint pain include autoimmune and vasculitic disorders (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polyarteritis nodosa), avascular necrosis of bone, and injuries.
Avatar f tn There are various causes of multiple joint pains like osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic pathology, thyroid problems etc. Diabetes too should be ruled out as you are losing weight. Anemia, Vit D deficiency, cacium deficiency too should be looked for. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind.
Avatar n tn I am currently on pain management for a genetic condition with my knees and am on 10mgx4 a day of Oxycodone and 15mgx2 times a day of morphine time release. Is there any way this could be causing the pain? I had minor pain before getting n pain management, but now it's almost unbearable even with the pain meds.Not sure if I should discuss with my PCP or my pain management doc but figured I would get an idea as to what it could be first.
Avatar f tn Multiple joint pain is seen in fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hashimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Avatar m tn My uric acid level was 5.2 is that high enough to cause gout? I have had pain in my knees, shoulder and fingers for the past 5 months. How much longer will it last?
Avatar n tn htm There are many things that can cause the swelling ect that you are having but this is a general area to start getting checked. I take black cherry extract for my osteoarthritis and it works great for the swelling ect. I hope you get a diagnosis soon and get better quick. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn Apart from fibromyalgia multiple joint pain is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hasimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Avatar m tn Multiple joint pain is seen in fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hashimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, SLE or lupus, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Please talk to your doctor regarding these and get yourself examined accordingly.
Avatar m tn Pain that primarily affects the small joints can be due to rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus arthritis, osteoarthritis (unlikely at your age) or reactive arthritis. So, you need tests to rule these out one by one. Also, reactive arthritis could be due to allergic reactions. So, if you have rash or itch or food intolerance, then this possibility should be looked into. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar n tn Well, allergy to beer is unlikely as the pain and swelling is localized. Sudden onset pain and swelling in the palm can be due to gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis or due to ligament tear. Use ice packs to bring down swelling. Take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as tylenol, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Consult your GP as soon as you can. Take care!
Avatar m tn The various causes are carpel tunnel syndrome, inflammation of the tendon of the hand due to repetitive work, gout, lymphangitis, deep vein thrombosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. You need to consult a doctor and rule these out by blood tests, X-rays, nerve conduction studies, rheumatoid factor, ESR, etc. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn Psoriatic arthritis is another possibility. Fibromyalgia, polymayalgia rheumatica and chronic fatigue syndrome are the other possibilities. Gout, though typically affects the great toe, can cause multiple joint pain with rash. Hashimotos Thyroiditis is another possibility. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn I would suggest you to go for an orthopedic examination if the pain does not subside with NSAIDs and rest. It can also be rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or gout. Infection of the bone called osteomyelitis or any nerve involvement are other reasons. Take care!
Avatar m tn My last painful swelling episode prompted a local doctor to do a arthocentisis and he withdrew 115cc of synovial fluid. I have no history of gout or any other painful joints except the knees I injured twenty some years ago. He diagnosed gout despite a normal uric acid blood test and no test available for uric acid crystals. My question is: Can degenerative arthritis have the symptom of frequent swelling of the knee with synovial fluid?
Avatar n tn Is the pain only at the tip or the whole joint is involved? Can be osteoarthritis or gout. Do you have numbness of the index finger along with the pain? if yes, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome as it involves index finger mainly. Another possibility is of Raynaud’s phenomenon which is constriction of the blood vessels of the fingers and toes. But it is accompanied by skin color changes. Apply ice compresses over the finger. You can also take OTC pain killers. They should help.