• Dr. Sunil Dachepalli

Gout

Gout is painful arthritis formed on the joints of the big toe. It is usually caused by presence of high level of uric acid in the blood which cristallizes and settles.

The joint such as knees, foot, ankle or toe and sometimes wrist is also affected.

Symptoms:

  1. Severe pain

  2. Redness

  3. Swelling in joints

Management:

  1. Anti-inflammatory medication(NSAIDS)

  2. Excess intake of water

  3. Gout medication

Selfcare:

  1. Ice packs

  2. Dietary modification

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