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Suggest Treatment For Swelling And Numbness On The Knee

i have had gout on and off twice a yr, usually at the end of spring and in the middle of fall. always in my left foot toes. once a few yrs back it spread a little bit to my knee. when this happens, i drink cherry juice and it would go away in 4-5 days with more water than i would normaly drink. the very 1st time i went to the ER not knowing what was happening. they said i had gout and wrote me a prescription. 10 pills not sure what they were, but that was over 15 yrs ago. this time around was the worst. I live in Spokane but have to take my gf to UW med center for her to complete radiation for cancer. next month we will be their for a 4 days a wk for 4 wks neutron radiation therapy. that being said here s the problem. where we stay is at the SCCA house in downtown Seattle. Surrounded by lots of hills just to go to the closest grocery store. I have walked these hills 5 times before and didn t have a problem. this time, a day after i got back, my left leg from above the knee down completely locked up above the knee all the way down to my toes. with all the fire , sharp pains, swelling and numbness for gout a person could expext only worse. My doctor/ nurse has me on hydrochlorathyazide,losartan, and naproxen all ready, for my heart to a broken foot on the right side for a yr and reccomended the same stuff. she was on vacation so the soonest i get to see her is tuesday. any other ideas will be greatly appreciated
Fri, 3 May 2019
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Hello,

"As" per your clinical history is concerned to do a clinical examination by your Doctor[Rheumatologist] and to confirm please check your blood uric acid and serum creatinine.

For pain, you can discuss with your Doctor about[Colchicine]and [Allopurinol] to prevent complications.

Do follow lifestyle modifications like this -

1)Drink plenty of water
2)Try to avoid alcohol
3)Take low-fat dairy products and limit intake of meat, fish, and poultry
4)Do exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Uday Nath Sahoo, General & Family Physician
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Suggest Treatment For Swelling And Numbness On The Knee

Hello, As per your clinical history is concerned to do a clinical examination by your Doctor[Rheumatologist] and to confirm please check your blood uric acid and serum creatinine. For pain, you can discuss with your Doctor about[Colchicine]and [Allopurinol] to prevent complications. Do follow lifestyle modifications like this - 1)Drink plenty of water 2)Try to avoid alcohol 3)Take low-fat dairy products and limit intake of meat, fish, and poultry 4)Do exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Uday Nath Sahoo, General & Family Physician