Gout in the Knee Pictures

May 10, 2007 in Gout

Gouty Knee ImageA gouty knee picture.

The elbow doesn’t look too good either.

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7 responses to Gout in the Knee Pictures

  1. A gouty knee like that could drive a man to sing.

  2. Oh come on now, those are pretty sexy knees. 5 days of prednisolone and they are back to normal. It was the first time I used a steroid to fix gout.

  3. I was just diagnosed with gout after 2 attacks in my knee in the last year. The First time I thought I pulled a muscle and this time the I went to a specialist and he just stuck a needle in my knee and drew out the fluid. I immediately felt better and it has been fine for the last week. I really don’t mind the needle as I don’t feel it. It’s the only place I get it. Is it normal for a 35 year old to get Gout?

    • Though gout strikes mainly after 40, it is certainly not unusual for younger people to get it. There are many things that can cause an increase in uric acid, and some of them, like genetic over-production or under-excretion, are not age dependent.

      It is quite unusual to only get gout in the knee, and quite unusual to get relief simply from drawing fluid (unless the specialist injected pain relief at the same time.

      The proof is in the fluid that was drawn from your knee. Has this been analyzed? If urate crystals are present, then you must manage it by reducing your uric acid levels.

    • what type of specialist did you see?

  4. Ouch! That looks like a painful case of Knee Gout! I’ve always heard gout was conected to one’s diet. Is that true?

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