Sunday, April 27, 2014

Treatment for Gout - Things You May Need To Know

gouty tophi on elbow of middle aged male nurse
gouty tophi on elbow of middle aged male nurse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many patients with gout come to their doctor with an acute pain attack. This kind of extremely painful flares usually punctuated after some silent period in a chronic gout. In half of the cases, the very first acute attack involves the first joint of the big toe which famously known as podagra. Untreated or undertreated chronic gout will progress with more frequent attacks, and there will be formation of urate crystal deposits called tophi. The tophi will eventually lead to deformation of the joints.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pain Relief for Arthritis - 3 Tips for Better Quality of Life

English: A hand affected by rheumatoid arthritis
English: A hand affected by rheumatoid arthritis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Arthritis can manifest in many ways and can affect any joint. Rheumatoid arthritis may begin symmetrically on small joints, but may attack virtually all other joints. Osteoarthritis is most frequently occur in the knees, back, hips, and also hands. In about half of the cases, gouty arthritis begins at the proximal joint of the first toe --the infamous podagra--, and may progress with formations of tophi which eventually leads to destructions of the affected joints. In all cases, pain relief is often problematic, especially in advance conditions.

The following are 3 basic tips for you in coping with arthritic pain.