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Gout Pain Treatment


Published on - Gout is a painful condition, often affecting the toes, but it can affect many other joints as well. If left alone it can get worse, turn into a chronic problem and even cause permanent damage. Gout pain treatment is the first step, but the gout patient must look to long term solutions.

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Gout Pain Treatment

  1. 1. Gout Pain Treatment<br />
  2. 2. Gout is unbelievably painful and can totally incapacitate you. <br />
  3. 3. Gout pain treatment is the first priority in gout management, <br />
  4. 4. The incredible pain is the most debilitating result of the gout attack. <br />
  5. 5. Usually pain during an attack of gout starts suddenly during the night. <br />
  6. 6. The pain can be so intense that even the weight of a sheet can be too much to bear. <br />
  7. 7. The pain will usually be accompanied by stiffness of the joint<br />
  8. 8. Gout presents with pain and inflammation of the joint under attack. <br />
  9. 9. It is essential bring down the pain to give some comfort to the patient. <br />
  10. 10. There are many types of natural, herbal and other remedies to bring gout under control. <br />
  11. 11. They can be also used to reduce the recurrence of gout attacks. <br />
  12. 12. Many people go for medicationto get immediate relief frompain after an attack. <br />
  13. 13. There are many medications for gout pain treatment that can be taken during an attack. <br />
  14. 14. They help bring down the pain and the associated inflammation in the joint. <br />
  15. 15. Colchicine is one of the most regularly prescribed gout pain treaments. <br />
  16. 16. However side effects can include nausea and vomiting.<br />
  17. 17. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are often prescribed for gout pain treatment.<br />
  18. 18. These are found to be exceptionally good in treating the pain and inflammation caused by gout.<br />
  19. 19. But NSAIDS are well known to have some potentially serious side effects, including stomach bleeding.<br />
  20. 20. Yet another method of gout pain treatment is through corticosteroids in the form of injections.<br />
  21. 21. This is an invasive form of treatment and is not a viable long term method of gout management. <br />
  22. 22. Codeine and other analgesics are often prescribed for pain relief. <br />
  23. 23. These do nothing other than block the pain, and do not bring down the swelling. <br />
  24. 24. Diet plays an important role in long term gout pain treatment.<br />
  25. 25. You must be aware of the foods you must avoid as a gout sufferer. <br />
  26. 26. The purines in your food are the main source for high uric acid levels.<br />
  27. 27. All foods rich in purinesmustbe completely avoided or significantly reduced. <br />
  28. 28. Drinking abundant water helps you bring down the uric acid levels<br />
  29. 29. Drink at least ten to twelve glasses of water daily. <br />
  30. 30. There are many herbal and natural home remedies that give equally good relief from pain.<br />
  31. 31. Cherry juice, strawberries, alfalfa, celery seeds, fruits like bananas, apples, lemon ...<br />
  32. 32. ... and vegetables rich in Vitamin C can all be used for gout pain treatment. <br />