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Hi I got arthritis

Hi there. Back when I was 23 I started getting swollen joints that were red and inflamed to which it was very painful. I Contacted my doctor who said it was gout. He gave me tablets which cleared it up within a few days. Moving on from that I am still getting pain in my joints such as, big toes, ankles, knee and elbows. Now I'm 39 and still having the on and off inflammation and pain I'm starting to think that it's a mixture of gout and arthritis. Please could I have guidance and what home remedies and food and water intake I can follow to stop this as its driving me crazy
Thank you

Chris

Answers

  • Mike1Mike1 Posts: 492 ✭✭✭

    For starters I would suggest going back to your GP to get a proper diagnosis! Regrettably there are no simple answers as everyone is different.

  • Hi Chris (Dogchip19800)

    Thanks for posting on the forum. I am sorry you are experiencing ongoing joint pain and inflammation.

    Mike1’s advice to go back to your GP to review your diagnosis is very sound. Everything starts with a correct diagnosis and persistent joint pain should be investigated. Finding out what’s causing your pain is key to finding the right treatment and self-help options. Although there’s no cure for arthritis, treatments have improved greatly in recent years and, for many types of arthritis, particularly inflammatory arthritis, there’s a clear benefit in starting treatment at an early stage.

    You can find out more about this, including about seeing a doctor and managing your symptoms on the links below. You are very welcome to call us on our freephone helpline: 0800 5200 520 so you can talk things through with one of our helpline team. 

    I hope this is helpful.

    Best wishes

    Mags

    Helpline team

    https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/conditions/arthritis/

    https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/common-aches-and-pains/

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