Gout Knee


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http://curegoutpainnow.com - Gout is a painful condition, often affecting the toes, but it can affect many other joints as well. Gout knee is particularly painful. If left alone it can get worse, turn into a chronic problem and even cause permanent damage.

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Gout Knee

  1. 1. Gout knee<br />
  2. 2. The majority of people get their first gout attackin their toes<br />
  3. 3. But over time it can spread to other joints. <br />
  4. 4. Gout in the knee joint is incredibly painful.<br />
  5. 5. Your knee becomes swollen, stiff, and you cannot use it at all. <br />
  6. 6. During a gout attack the knee joint gets very tender and hot.<br />
  7. 7. Walking becomes difficult, and you cannot even fold your leg.<br />
  8. 8. When you have a gout attack in the knee joint, it can appear to be infected.<br />
  9. 9. The knee swells and the pain may extend to your lower legs also. <br />
  10. 10. Excessive heat in the swollen area, red discoloration and pain are the outward symptoms.<br />
  11. 11. Gout knee can be clinically diagnosed and confirmed by examination of synovial fluid from the inflamed knee joint. <br />
  12. 12. Presence of urate crystals in the fluid are a definitive test for gout. <br />
  13. 13. In blood tests the hyperurecemia will be evident with high levels of blood uric acid.<br />
  14. 14. Treatment of gout is aimed at stopping the pain and reducing the inflammation. <br />
  15. 15. For this various types of treatments are available ranging from medication to natural and home remedies. <br />
  16. 16. If you choose medication you will be on it for long periods of time to prevent recurrence of gout attacks. <br />
  17. 17. This long usage of medication can cause many adverse effects in your body.<br />
  18. 18. There are many types of natural and home remedies to treat and manage gout knee.<br />
  19. 19. These are very simple, economical and safe to use. <br />
  20. 20. You have to make adjustments in your diet, and you must cut back on foods that are rich in purines. <br />
  21. 21. Increasing the amount of Vitamin C and fresh fruit and vegetables is very beneficial.<br />
  22. 22. Water is an important part of the treatment and you must drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. <br />
  23. 23. This will help your body to eliminate the excessive uric acid that is produced in your body. <br />
  24. 24. If gout knee is not treated in the early stage it may become recurrent and begin to return often.<br />
  25. 25. It may begin to turn up in other joints too. <br />
  26. 26. Long term gout problems can eventually lead to permanent joint damage.<br />