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is gout part of knee pain like arthritos?

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Sun, 6 Jan 2019 in General Health
Question: is gout part of knee pain like arthritos?
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Some of my friends have arthritos in the knee and some have gout in the knee. which is right?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Gout is a type of arthritis which can be the cause of knee pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Arthritis is a term that describes inflammation in the joints.

There are different types of arthritis and gout is one of them.

Gout is a type of arthritis that happens when too much uric acid in the blood forms sharp crystals in the joints.

It usually happens in the big toe, but it can happen at any other joint.

Gout can also cause knee pain.

To confirm the exact cause of knee pain, there are some examinations that should be done.

In my daily practice, I recommend:

an x-ray of the knee

a complete blood count

rheumatoid factor level

uric acid level

Through these examinations we can confirm gout or other type of arthritis as the cause of knee pain.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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