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.
- Kidney disease
- Sickle cell anemia and other anemias
- 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.
KRV Healthcare and Physiotherapy treats your Gouty Arthritis through a combination of treatments.