Gout Joint Pain Relief - A Different Type of Arthritis
Gout Pain Relief Aids and Treatment Options Discussed
There are many types of joint pain, some that you may not even consider if you suffer from the usual arthritis
symptoms. But joint pain can include anything from shoulder aches, hip soreness or tennis elbow, as well as gout.
However, be aware that gout needs special joint pain relief aids in order to keep it from returning.
Some people don't consider gout when they think of arthritis but in fact, gout is a very complex form of
arthritis that usually occurs in a person's big toe. It can cause severe pain and swelling of the entire foot.
Gout occurs in men more often than women, but women are at increased risk after menopause. It all depends on how
high your uric acid levels get in your blood.
The reason I mention gout is mainly because arthritis isn't usually associated with acid levels - but gout
definitely is. You can (most often) control gout by changing your diet. You will need to:
- drink a lot of water
- avoid alcohol
- eat a "moderate" amount of protein in the form of fat free dairy, eggs and nut butters
- consume a minimal amount of meat protein from red meat, chicken and fish.
Gout pain relief is one of the forms of arthritis that is not normally helped with the usual joint pain relief supplements that only include Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
However, NSAIDs can help control inflammation (just as in other cases of arthritis).
Corticosteroid medications (like Prednisone) may also help with inflammation and pain. These types of pills or
injections are usually given to people who are not getting joint pain relief with NSAIDs or Colchicine, which is
usually prescribed to prevent future attacks.
The prescription medications that are usually taken for gout are drugs called xanthine oxidase inhibitors which
could be in the form of Zyloprim or Aloprim, and Uloric which controls the uric acid production of the body. These
drugs do have their own side effects though, which can include rashes, low blood counts, nausea and reduced liver
Gout needs to be treated as soon as possible not only because it's painful, but that it may also increase your
risk of developing heart failure as you get older. Note: there is a simple test you can ask your Doctor for to see
if your uric acid levels are high enough to put you at risk for heart failure.
Flexcin with CM8 has also been used as an effective gout treatment. The trademarked ingredient of CM8 is
effective at reducing inflammation and irritation of the joints and tissues - effectively relieving joint pain at
its source. There is evidence to support that it is helpful for many forms of arthritis including gout, bursitis,
sports injuries and fibromyalgia. You can read more about Flexcin here: Flexcin
See also: Foods You Can Eat With Gout