How To Deal With Swollen Knees Due To Gout?
Good afternoon, my knees are swollen u0026amp; like there was a lump. At the moment my second knee can’t be stretched right, and if it’s forced straightened it hurts.
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A knee that is swollen, difficult to straighten, and also pain can indeed indicate high uric acid. Excessive uric acid levels in the blood can be deposited and trigger inflammation around the joints, or in the medical realm called gout arthritis. High levels of uric acid are mainly caused by inappropriate dietary patterns, obesity, side effects of drugs, aging, and certain medical conditions (for example hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, kidney disease, heart disease, etc.) Not only swelling, difficult to straighten , and pain, gout arthritis also often triggers severe inflammation that makes the skin become reddish, warm when held, sufferers can experience chills (fever).
In addition to gout arthritis, there are many other conditions that can also cause complaints as you experience today, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, post-injury, abscess, cellulitis, bursitis, calcinosis, benign or malignant tumors, and so on.
Better, you first check your condition to a doctor, a specialist in internal medicine, or a surgeon, right? With a comprehensive examination, including for example through x-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, MRI, laboratory, etc., the right treatment is often already possible was given.
At this time, you should not force the knee to move excessively when you have a complaint. Compress your knee with warm water or ice water (choose which is more comfortable) so the complaints subside. Expand to relax and also do stretching routines, for example swimming or yoga. You can take paracetamol to reduce the swelling and pain you feel. Do not forget, always maintain your ideal weight and live a healthy diet in your daily life.
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