The Relationship Between Uric Acid Values and Stiff Shoulders?
Halao Dr I want to ask if my uric acid is 8.6, every time I wake up my shoulders are stiff. Please explain and what is the medicine
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
Normal uric acid levels in women are <6 mg / dL, while in men it is <7 mg / dL. In the case you described, uric acid 8.6 mg / dL was considered high in both men and women.
High uric acid levels will result in a buildup of uric crystals in the joints, which can cause joint pain. The joint most commonly affected by uric acid is the big toe joint, but it does not rule out other joints, such as the shoulder in your case.
If your uric acid is high, the doctor will give uric acid-lowering drugs along with anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain in the joints.
However, the shoulder pain you experience may not be due to your high uric acid levels, but due to the following conditions:
Inflammation of the joint capsule (Frozen shoulder): characterized by painful shoulder movement, especially upward motion
Rotator cuff injury: injury to the moving muscles of the shoulder due to strenuous activity on the shoulder or impact
Inflammation of the joints (osteoarthritis): usually occurs in old age due to reduced cartilage in the joints
Bursitis (inflammation of the joint bearing)
To determine the cause of your complaint, it is better to consult further with a general practitioner. The doctor will dig further into your complaint and will do an examination of your joints and confirm your uric acid levels. If necessary, the doctor will refer you to an orthopedist for examinations related to joints, bones and muscles. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations such as x-rays, CT scans, bone densitometry, MRI. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
Things you can do to improve and prevent worsening of your disease are:
Limit foods that can trigger high uric acid such as spinach, chips, belinjo, jackfruit, offal, brains, nuts.
Rest the painful area
Do not lift heavy weights / do activities that are too heavy on your shoulders
Apply a cold compress to the painful area
You can take over-the-counter drugs such as paracetamol to relieve pain
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya