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Treatment For Gout | Dublin, Ireland

If you are one of the many people who suffer from gout, you know how painful and debilitating it can be.

Gout is a type of arthritis that is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood.

The crystals that form as a result of this high uric acid can cause pain, inflammation, and swelling in the joints. If left untreated, gout can lead to serious health complications. 

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic, we offer a variety of treatments to help manage and treat gout.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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What Is Gout?

Gout is one of the most common causes of chronic inflammatory arthritis in the United States, characterized by deposition of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals in tissues. It was recognized even before the common era. This makes it the most understood and manageable rheumatic disease.

Gout is a type of arthritis that is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood.

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The crystals that form as a result of this high uric acid can cause pain, inflammation, and swelling in the joints. If left untreated, gout can lead to serious health complications.

There are several clinical manifestations of the condition, they include:

  • An acute gout flare-up.
  • Chronic gouty arthropathy.
  • A build-up of urate crystals.
  • Uric acid nephrolithiasis.
  • Chronic nephropathy.

What Are The Risk Factors Of Gout?

There are several risks factors for developing gout, they include:

  • Older age.
  • Male.
  • Genetic.
  • Hyperuricemia.
  • Stress.
  • Dietary Factors (.i.e fatty food, better, wine, and spirits).
  • Drugs (.i.e diuretics, aspirin).
  • Hypertension.
  • Diabetes Mellitus.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Renal insufficiency.
  • Obesity.
  • Congestive heart failure.

What Is The Main Cause Of Gout?

Gout is mainly caused by the accumulation of uric acid in the body, particularly in joints, soft tissue, and bones. When there is too much uric acid, it can form crystals that deposit in the joints and cause gouty arthritis.

Gout is caused by a complex combination of interacting components, there are genetic and metabolic components, as well as an immune system response, an acute and a chronic inflammatory response.

How Is Gout Diagnosed?

Gout is diagnosed by your doctor after a physical examination and review of your medical history.

Your doctor will likely order blood tests to measure your uric acid levels.

What Are The Symptoms Of Gout?

Gout usually happens in periods of flare-ups and periods of remission. Gout commonly affects the joints the toes and lower extremities, for example, the ankle and knee. Gout can also affect bursas and tendons. It is not uncommon to see gout in the sacroiliac joint and the spine.

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The symptoms of gout include:

  • Severe pain is commonly experienced at night and first thing in the morning.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Swelling.
  • Heat and redness along the affected joints.
  • Fever.
  • General sickness.
  • Fatigue.

Gout typically affects multiple joints.

What Is The Treatment For Gout?

The earlier the better. The earlier treatment is started in relation to a flare-up of gout the quicker the flare-up will settle down. Treatment is typical with medications and physical therapy.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen help reduce inflammation and pain.

Physical therapy also helps reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain. Treatment may also include:

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Laser Therapy For Gout?

Laser therapy is very effective at reducing inflammation. Laser therapy works by stimulating the cells and helps to break down any toxins that have built up. It is also very beneficial in reducing pain and swelling.

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic, we offer a variety of treatments to help manage and treat gout. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.

Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.

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You’re in pain and you don’t know what to do.

Our team has over 30 years of combined experience helping people just like you get back on their feet again. We use cutting-edge technology to treat our clients with care and respect so they can live life without limitations.

And if that wasn’t enough, we offer free parking right outside our clinic for all our patients!

Don’t let your pain control you – take control by visiting us today at Dublin Physical & Chiropractic. Request an appointment now using the form below or call us directly at (01) 254 4800. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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References

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK546606/

[2] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32519204/

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