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Severe neck and joint pain, gout? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   yes doctor
User :   I want to detals on gout
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   I have severe neck pain and all my joints of the pains. So as per the advice of dr yesterday I have taken x ray for my neck and RF Test C- Reactive Protien Test ASO Titre test
User :   All these results negative .
Doctor :   Ok please share the results
User :   but my uric acid shows 6.7mgs/dl
Doctor :   Ok that is fine
Doctor :   Since all are negative
Doctor :   you have to take extra precautions during work
Doctor :   and while sitting and sleeping
User :   but i have neck pain , shoulder pain and knee pain with burning sensation in my foot for last 3 yrs so what should i do
Doctor :   Orthopedic Surgeon is the right choice
User :   i met a ortho doctor . He saw my neck x ray nothing problem and all my test was also negative.
User :   but what is the reason for all this sir
User :   ok
User :   why it occurs
Doctor :   There is degenerative changes that have started in the bones as I guess
Doctor :   Different factors
Doctor :   1) Poor nutritions
Doctor :   2) Unhealthy life style
Doctor :   3) No proper exercise
Doctor :   4) Weight issues
Doctor :   5( Genetic tendency
User :   whether uric acid - 6.7 mgs/dl. it relevant to any of my problems .Is it normal sir
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   It is Ok
User :   actually i am 167 cm height and 67 kg and I do regular exercise 1 hr per day and I eat all nutritious food daily as per my diet . I also maintain the timing
User :   I give importance all protien , calcium, vitamin,carbohydrates etc in my food
Doctor :   Smoking or alcohol?
User :   i do drink alcohol weekly once
User :   i was been trained by the trainer for my exercise including yoga
Doctor :   Do you think your exercise is correctly done, if you do not do in right postures, then you will have muscle catch
User :   but still i have giddyness, shivering , foot burning , knee pain , shoulder pain , neck pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok sir but what is metabolic disorder
Doctor :   Check with Endocrinologist for metabolic disorders
Doctor :   The way the cardobhydrate, protein and fat
Doctor :   are digeste\d and utilized
User :   the ortho doctor whom i met today said uric acid 6.7 might lead to gout which will results in uric acid crystals being formed in the joints and connective tissue
Doctor :   Are you with me
User :   ok
Doctor :   I fail to agree with it
Doctor :   till 8mg/dl is normla
Doctor :   Moreover gout cna be explained in joint pains
User :   ok
Doctor :   not the generalized neck pain, shoulder pain
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   at this level uric acid should not cause crystals
Doctor :   it starts at 10mg/dl generally
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do one thing see an endocrinologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   Test Uric acid once again after a week
Doctor :   One reading is not explanatory
Doctor :   Two to three readings help
Doctor :   For relief, try ayurvedic massages
Doctor :   Once in a two weeks for 3 sittings
User :   i was trained for running marathon i do now But can i continue with that
User :   ok
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Pause it for sometime
Doctor :   Get back to me after your consult with Endocrinologist
Doctor :   Also check ESR and CRP test too
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