Gout and pseudogout are two forms of arthritis affecting many patients in the Los Angeles area. With very similar symptom presentation, gout and pseudogout are often treated through the same measures. These two forms of arthritis have symptoms of swelling and pain that are often uncomfortable and debilitating for the patient. Each individual suffering from gout or pseudogout is a distinctive case, requiring uniquely tailored attention and treatment. At the Los Angeles office of expert rheumatologist Susan Baker, MD, you will receive highly individualized and professional treatment for your gout or pseudogout.
If you have been diagnosed with gout or are currently suffering from symptoms that are associated with the condition, get in touch with Dr. Baker by calling (310) 274–7770 today. Through diagnosis and individualized treatment, you can find relief from your painful circumstances.
Symptoms of Gout and Pseudogout
- Purple or red stretched skin around the joint
- Tenderness to even the slightest touch
- Sudden and intense joint pain
- Swollen joint that is warm to the touch
These painful symptoms can be treated if properly monitored by an expert rheumatologist. A medical expert will examine the crystals that form in the joint under a microscope to determine if they formed because of an excess of uric acid characteristic of gout, or the cartilage crystal deposits characteristic of pseudogout.
Treatment for Gout and Pseudogout
Additionally, you will be advised to make lifestyle changes that may prevent further attacks of gout. Such lifestyle changes may include :
- Limiting alcohol
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Limiting ingestion of meat, fish and foods or drinks with lots of fructose
Who Does Gout and Pseudogout Effect
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I get reoccurring episodes of gout or pseudogout?
Q: How long will the swelling and other symptoms of gout and pseudogout last?
Q: Where in the body can gout and pseudogout occur?
To learn more about gout, visit www.cdc.gov
Gout and Pseudogout Treatment in Los Angeles
For the highest quality care and treatment for your gout or pseudogout, or to schedule a consultation to discuss a diagnosis, call the offices of Dr. Baker today at (310) 274-7770 or get in touch by completing the online contact form.
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