Doctors for Gout and Pseudogout in Paravoor Road, Kochi
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GOUT AND PSEUDOGOUT
Gout and Pseudogout are both forms of crystal-induced arthropathies and though they are used synonymously some symptoms and treatments vary. This usually is seen in extreme forms of swelling like a boil on the fingers of the feet, and, wrists and other areas. It would also be accompanied with extreme pain in the joints and sudden flare-ups across the body.
HOW IS GOUT AND PSEUDOGOUT DIAGNOSED?
The clinical presentation, medical history, and physical examination coupled with supportive evidence from additional testing, preferably synovial fluid analysis, can usually confirm the diagnosis. If inconclusive, additional studies may be needed, such as an x-ray, other imaging studies, or histopathology from surgical resections.
HOW IS GOUT AND PSEUDOGOUT TREATED?
The goal of the treatment is to reduce the pain and swelling. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication or a medicine such as colchicine is generally prescribed. Steroid shots are also recommended. The condition is usually treated without a surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
To combat the pain and swelling you can also do a cool compress at home but make sure you don't try to burst the boil.