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Gout

While arthritis comes in many forms that cause joint pain and discomfort, gout can result in some of the most severe symptoms of them all. When left untreated, gout can begin to flare up frequently, leaving you in serious pain, limiting your ability to move, and significantly impacting your overall quality of life. This makes gout one of the most urgent reasons to see a rheumatologist.

At Southland Rheumatology Center, our highly-trained, experienced rheumatology team can provide the patient-focused treatment you need to help manage your gout symptoms and live life to the fullest. Combining a passion for cutting-edge therapies with a promise to provide conservative treatment options focused on you and your needs, we offer the most up-to-date, minimally-invasive options available for treating gout today. We promise to listen to you thoroughly and help you develop a treatment plan that works for your specific needs.

If you’re living with the painful symptoms of gout, don’t wait to find the relief you deserve. Reach out to Southland Rheumatology Center and schedule your first appointment with the team today.

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Treatment for Gout Pain & Discomfort

Gout is a rheumatic condition that can occur as a result of uric acid buildup. While uric acid is a normal waste product created by natural chemical breakdown processes, too much of it built up inside your body can eventually harden into crystals which deposit in your joints. 

Sometimes, the development of uric crystals happens due to an increase in your body’s production of uric acid. However, it’s more frequently the result of your kidneys being unable to remove uric acid from your body quickly enough to prevent them from forming deposits.

Symptoms of gout frequently include the following:

  • Severe pain in the joints
  • Swollen joints in the big toe
  • Swollen joints elsewhere in the foot
  • Flare ups of arthritis in the joints

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be struggling with gout. Gout should never be left untreated, as it can become progressively worse and ultimately lead to a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy severely affects the nerves and tissues in your foot, and can ultimately threaten the use of your foot altogether (or even result in amputation).

Treatment for Gout Pain Across Greater Chicago South Suburbs

Proven Non-Invasive Therapies for Gout

As with every type of treatment we administer at Southland Rheumatology Center, your treatment for gout will be tailored to your specific body and your condition. Your kidney function, lifestyle preferences, and any other existing conditions you may have will be taken into account as you develop your individualized gout treatment plan with Dr. Nayak and her team.

There are some universally common treatment options for gout, and we’re proud to provide them here at Southland Rheumatology Center. These treatment options include:

  • Lifestyle guidance to reduce uric acid
  • Lifestyle changes to improve kidney function
  • Medications to lower the production of uric acid
  • Cortisone injections for gout
  • PRP injections for gout

If you’re ready to start talking to a highly-trained, board-certified rheumatologist about treating your gout, now is the time to get in touch with us. Schedule your first appointment with Southland Rheumatology Center, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable staff with any questions you have prior to your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What commonly causes flare-ups of gout?

Some of the lifestyle changes we may suggest to help you manage your gout flare-ups following a diagnosis include dietary adjustments that cut back on:

  • Red meat
  • Shellfish
  • Gravy
  • Liver
  • Soup
  • Alcohol
  • Soda

You may also consider talking to your rheumatologist about any medications you’re currently taking and discuss whether they may be contributing to your flare-ups.

Can you help me adjust my lifestyle to help treat my gout?

Yes! Our patient-first approach means that we’re here to help and support you at every step. We’re passionate about patient education, and we’ll offer you lifestyle guidance for managing your gout based on your specific needs and goals.

Do you accept insurance for gout treatment at Southland Rheumatology Center?

Yes! Southland Rheumatology Center is proud to accept insurance, and many patients are able to receive coverage for their gout treatment. Please visit our Insurance page to view our list of accepted providers -- if you don’t see your provider listed, we encourage you to give us a call and discuss your options with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

How do I get started with the best rheumatologist near me?

At Southland Rheumatology Center, we make it as simple as possible for you to get back to living your life the way you love to live it. Just use our online scheduling tool to make your appointment, and please feel free to call us with any questions you have prior to your visit. We’re here to help.