If you are experiencing symptoms of gout and are looking for relief, the expert rheumatologists at Hattiesburg Clinic can help.

Gout Overview

Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis that causes periodic flare ups of symptoms like intense pain and inflammation/swelling. Gout occurs when there is a buildup of uric acid in the body that creates sharp “crystals” in the joints. Individuals with this condition normally eat a lot of foods that cause gout, like foods high in fructose corn syrup, red meat and some types of seafood, or they may drink alcohol regularly. No matter what is causing your gout, you can trust the physicians at Hattiesburg Clinic to help you feel better.

Types of Gout

Gout can present itself in different joints of the body. The rheumatologists at Hattiesburg Clinic can help you find relief for gout in the toes, feet, ankles, knees and hands.

Gout Symptoms

Gout symptoms can happen very quickly, even overnight. Gout pain is very intense and is localized to the affected joints. During a gout flare up, one may experience the following around their joints:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Warmness
  • Tenderness
  • Discolored or red skin

During a gout flare up, you may experience symptoms for one to two weeks and in between attacks, you may have no symptoms at all. However, if you are experiencing any signs of gout, it is important to see a specialist to find relief. An early medical evaluation can offer an improved long-term outcome, minimizing your joint pain and other symptoms.

Gout Treatment

Although there is no official “gout disease treatment,” as gout cannot be cured, a rheumatologist can greatly reduce your symptoms and pain. A doctor will instruct you on how to manage symptoms during a flare up and usually suggest changing your diet to reduce the amount of uric acid in the body. More specific gout therapies are available and different for every individual.

Why Choose Hattiesburg Clinic?

If you are experiencing symptoms of gout and are looking for relief, schedule an appointment at Hattiesburg Clinic. Our team of board-certified rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gout, along with other types of arthritis and autoimmune joint conditions. We are committed to delivering the highest level of care for each of our patients. Contact us today to get started.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Hattiesburg, MS
The Arthritis Center - West
104 Millsaps Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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