Gouty arthritis is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid increases in blood and causes joint inflammation. It is more common in men, in women after menopause, and those who drink alcohol.
There are two types of gouty arthritis :
Acute gout is a painful condition that typically affects one joint.
Chronic gout is repeated episodes of pain and inflammation, which may involve more than one joint.
There are four stages to classify the severity of gout. With Proper Life Style Management and Treatment it’s possible to manage gout symptoms and future attacks joint damage can be prevented.
Stage 1 – Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia
Stage 2 – Acute Gout Attack
Stage 3 – Intercritical Gout
Stage 4 – Chronic Tophaceous Gout
- Kidney disease
- Sickle cell anemia and other anemia
- Leukemia and other blood cancers
The condition may occur after taking medicines that interfere with the removal of uric acid from the body.
- Symptoms usually involve only one or a few joints. The big toe, knee, or ankle joints are most often affected.
- The pain starts suddenly, often during the night and is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating.
- The joint appears warm and red. It is usually very tender.
- There may be a fever.
One of the most common factors that increase the chance of developing gout is excess consumption of alcohol specially Beer.
- Gout can also associate with an injury, surgical procedure or periods of stress.
- Gout may occur in the presence of some tumors or cancers.
- Gout is associated with common conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, psoriasis, kidney disorders, enzyme deficiencies, or anemia
- Gout can be inherited from family members.
KRV Healthcare and Physiotherapy treats your Gouty Arthritis through a combination of treatments. Contact KRV Healthcare and Physiotherapy immediately if you are suffering from Gouty Arthritis.