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Why Is “The Gout” So Funny? We don’t often find ourselves chuckling at infections, heart disease, or other illnesses that can affect us. But gout? This excruciating condition has been at the center of jokes of cartoonists and comedians for centuries. The reason why gout is sometimes depicted as humorous lies in its causes. It is known to be a disease of...
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What You Need to Know About Gout Part 3: Treatment Read Part 1 and Part 2 How Can I Treat Gout? The goals of the treatments are alleviation of pain, prevention of future gout attacks, and most importantly, prevention of the development of long-term complications like kidney damage and joint damage. Medications are an efficient way to treat an acute attack of gout. This includes: Non-steroidal...
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What You Need to Know About Gout Part 2: Signs & Symptoms You can read Part 1 of this blog here. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Gout? Gout is characterized by sudden attacks of severe pain, along with swelling, redness, and tenderness in the joints, often at the base of the big toe. This is called podagra. It may occur suddenly and can be extremely painful...
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What You Need to Know About Gout Part 1: Causes Do you often wake up in the middle of the night with sudden attacks of severe pain in your joints? Having a hard time moving or walking? If the answer is yes, it’s probably gouty arthritis.Gouty arthritis, or quite simply gout, is one of the most painful types of arthritis. It remains a major health concern,...
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Got Gout?   Gout is a form of arthritis, frequently seen in middle aged men. The classic presentation of gout is a red, hot, swollen joint at the base of the big toe which comes on suddenly without warning. Gout is a disease caused by uric acid, a substance produced normally by our body, but individuals with gout...
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Having a bout with gout? This blog gives you the lowdown on this disease, it's causes, and treatments.

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Do you experience pain in your ankle? Have you ever sprained your ankle? If your answer to both questions is yes, there is an association. Did you know that most of the time, ankle pain comes from damage to the ankle? When the ankle is turned inward this will cause tears to the ligament. The small...

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Gout is a complex form of Arthritis that occurs when urate crystals build up in the joints causing an acute intense pain with associated redness, swelling and tenderness around the joint. The pain can come without warning and usually happens at night and can be so intense that even walking may seem impossible. Urate crystals form...

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