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Gout

Gouty arthritis is a form of inflammatory, painful arthritis that develops in some people who have high levels of uric acid in the blood. 

Gout Clinical Trials

At CNS Healthcare we’re constantly working to offer new, more effective treatments through our clinical trials for gouty arthritis. Select from one of the below locations to find out if a gout clinical trial is enrolling near you. Use the form on the page to schedule a free appointment to meet with one of our professionals who will help you determine if a gout clinical trial is right for you. 

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More About Gout

More than 8 million Americans suffer from gout. Gout occurs more often in men than in women. We can feel pain in almost any part of our bodies for a countless number of reasons. Some of the most common complaints for Americans are pain of the knee or lower-back, headaches, pain related to other medical disorders like shingles and diabetes, and pain related to mental health concerns like depression and anxiety. 

For many people, the first symptom of gout is excruciating pain and swelling in the big toe – often following a trauma, such as an illness or injury. Gout may also appear in another lower-body joint, such as the ankle or knee. Subsequent attacks may occur off and on in other joints, primarily those of the foot and knee, before becoming chronic. 

Gout is the result of excess uric acid in the body, a condition called hyperuricemia. Uric acid is a substance that normally forms when the body breaks down purines, which are found in human cells and in many foods.  Uric acid is transported by the blood to the kidneys and eliminated in the urine. However, some people either overproduce uric acid or they produce a normal amount, but their kidneys can’t process it efficiently and an excess of uric acid builds up. Some, but not all, of those people may develop gout. 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Sudden and severe pain in a joint, usually in the middle of the night or early morning
  • Tenderness in the joint. It can also be warm to the touch and look red or purple
  • Stiffness in the joint 

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