What does Gout feel like in the Knee?

What does Gout feel like in the Knee?

When someone asks "what does gout feel like in the knee" I imagine I'm dealing with a person with swollen knees. They've probably had gout in their feet, hands, wrists, or elbows. But something makes them wonder if it is gout or not. So I'd recommend starting with an Arthritis Sufferer Plan. But the question is rhetorical. Because it is time to tell my story of gout in the knee. Or the ankle? We shall see, after this brief introduction. continue reading What does Gout feel like in the Knee?...
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Can hot spicy food affect gout?

Can hot spicy food affect gout?

Many gout sufferers want to know: can spicy food affect gout? This raises a couple of extra questions. 1. Which spicy foods might affect gout? We've had discussions about hot peppers, including jalapeƱos and chilies, curry, ginger, turmeric and lots of other spices. Some have positive effects on gout, but most are gout-neutral. 2. How might spicy foods affect gout? Do spices affect inflammation, uric acid levels or both? If you have concerns about spices, we need to know exactly which spice. Then we can see if it might help inflammation for short-term relief, or if it might reduce uric acid for permanent relief. Continue reading Can hot spicy food affect gout?...
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Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects

Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects

I'm often asked about different aspects of gout treatments. Today I answered a question about allopurinol side effects. "Does allopurinol taken for gout contribute to liver damage?", asked a reader from the USA. Most people tolerate allopurinol well, but up to 20% can have adverse reactions. The most serious reactions can involve liver problems. These are thought to be reversible - i.e. affected the liver recovers after allopurinol is stopped. continue reading Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects...
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What are the best shoes for gout?

What are the best shoes for gout?

For years I have had Gout, I have been tested and it is Gout. Anyway, Doctors think it is odd but I get gout attacks from simply changing shoes. They are not cheap tight shoes but no matter what quality simply changing into different shoes will bring on an attack. Also just bumping my foot on something or twisting it wrong.(playing guitar will get my wrist or finger too) Does anyone else have issues with shoes. I hate wearing crocs everyday thanks continue reading What are the best shoes for gout?...
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Can you get gout in your baby toe?

Can you get gout in your baby toe?

This summary of an old forum discussion from July 2009 started about wine, but when the Original Poster added a picture of his foot, most of the interest was about gout in his second toe and baby (pinky) toe. The story began with: I had my first attack ever, second toe, gone in one day. I have been on restrictive diet for a week, lots of water, cherry juice, cherries etc. When is it safe to have 1 glass of wine (or do i wait a month or so?) See the tophi on baby toe photograph...
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Food List High In Potassium

This answers the short gout question, "food list high in potassium." I have produced a table that lists foods high in potassium. Most gout sufferers should not worry about potassium. If you eat a healthy gout diet (see my Gout Diet Section), you will get adequate amounts of potassium. The right amount of potassium is important for good health, but you must not eat too much. You must get advice from a doctor before trying to adjust potassium levels through diet. Some health conditions benefit from above average potassium, but some are made worse. continue reading Food List High In Potassium...
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