- Posted by Bert Middleton
- On May 12, 2012
- 0 Comments
- Gout in Knee, Gout Symptoms, Pseudogout
Those first signs of gout, whether they are in your hands, feet, knees or where ever can be dreadful. It used to be for me that I would start popping the ibuprofen as soon as I got the feeling. This of course was in spite of my doctor’s orders since I have only one kidney.
As I said, gout in the knee is not something that happened to me often back in the day, but it did happen a few times. As I recall, it did not bring with it the same level of debilitation that comes along with ankle gout or wrist gout. You can limp a hell of a lot easier with your leg straight than you can when you can’t even put weight on your foot – so I guess that would make gout in knee better than getting an attack in any of the other joints.
Could This Be YOU?
One thing to keep in mind is that getting gout in the knee could actually be pseudogout. Pseudogout is an arthritic condition that mocks [regular] gout only instead of excess uric acid, it’s excess calcium building up. The technical term is “calcium pyrophosphate arthritis”.
Nevertheless, I have met with guys that have had gout attack both knees at the same time – that would really suck. What is more important to keep in mind with gout in general though, is that it’s not the pain you need to worry about – it’s the diabetes and heart disease and more that it is just an omen of.
Getting The “Gout in Knee” Pictures?
Gout in and of itself is really nothing to mess around with but what can never be stressed enough is to take fast action when gout strikes.
If you have gout, and especially as bad as you see in these photos, you (and I) are well on our way to heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and others if we don’t get on the stick, start paying attention, and living and eating right.
(check out the elbow!)
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