Doc, I am 30 years old, last year I had a history of gout, and indeed my ankle was swollen and my feet hurt. As I walked along my knees cracked, and I felt a little sore. My lower waist also sometimes hurts. and hip crotch to the lower leg likes to spread pain … And now my shoulder that sounds clove, kretek when at certain movements .. check further because of the current situation .. ankle, knee and shoulder are two or two it hurts .. But the pain is unbearable because I can still move as usual with feeling a little sick and uncomfortable. so the question is what can I experience due to gout? thanks
Hello Rio, Thank you for the question.
Gout is inflammation of the joints caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. The buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints can be caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). Gout generally attacks one joint and causes a sudden symptom of the joint becoming swollen, red, and painful, which then slowly improves. Pain in some joints is not a typical symptom for gout but gout may still cause this symptom. Pain in several joints of the body can be caused by:
polymyositis / dermatomyosistis
To ascertain the cause is indeed needed further examination by a doctor. If you are still active right now, your doctor's consultation can be postponed after the corona virus outbreak has subsided. The initial treatment you can do is:
do warm compresses on diseased joints regularly
avoid excessive physical activity
multiply rest, 7-9 hours every day
paracetamol consumption according to the rules of use on the packaging of the drug if it hurts enough to bother
You can consult your doctor for further internal medicine after the corona virus has subsided or if severe pain in the joints does not improve with the use of paracetamol. The doctor needs to do further tests including blood tests and X-rays before giving further treatment.
Hopefully this information helps you.