The term arthritis is used to describe a variety of rheumatic diseases that result in inflammation of the joints. While stiffness, limited range of motion, and swelling all are common symptoms of arthritis, the hallmark feature of most arthritides is pain in the joints. In some people this pain can
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If you’re suffering from the pain and discomfort of gout, foods containing high levels of purine—among them organ meats and certain seafood—should be avoided. But what about foods that are safe to eat and might even help improve your condition?
Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in
Gout, a form of arthritis, occurs when uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints. Uric acid forms when the body metabolizes substances called purines, which are found in a variety of foods. In further answering the question “What is gout?” we should describe the impact food can have.
Minimally invasive back surgery.
Recent findings from a seven-year study of 304 patients who received minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion—a low back surgery—have better outcomes than patients who have more invasive surgery, according a new study. The procedure joins two or more vertebral bones to prevent abnormal movements. It reduces
A group of international experts has developed the first treat-to-target method for treatment of gout, a concept that has been applied successfully to several other inflammatory rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Gout is associated with hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and kidney and cardiovascular disease, with a strong
Wine, aspirin increase risk of gout flare-up.
In 2004, a landmark study of more than 47,000 men found that drinking beer and hard liquor increased the risk of developing gout. But wine now has been added to the list of spirits that can bring about a flare-up, according to a new
Gout is a type of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in one or more joints. It most often occurs in the big toe joint, but also can affect your hands and your knees. Uric acid forms when the body breaks down purines (substances that occur naturally
You wake up feeling stiff and sore, a feeling that doesn’t quite leave you throughout the day. Over-the-counter pain relievers aren’t quite keeping up with the pain, and you’re not quite able to keep up with your grandkids when they ask you to play in the yard.
Whether it’s a painful
Q. I just had my first gout attack, which was extremely painful. How can I prevent another attack? Should I follow any particular diet?
A. Many people don’t realize that gout is a form of arthritis. An attack of gout causes severe pain, redness, tenderness, warmth, and inflammation, and usually manifests
Bursae are thin sac-like structures located throughout the body whose function is to alleviate the pressure or friction between bones and adjacent soft tissue such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. There are more than 160 different bursae in the average person’s body; some bursae are just under the skin