Pain medications for gout

Painkillers for gout are in the form of tablets, ointments and injections. The choice of a specific remedy depends on the severity of the manifestations, the presence of a concomitant pathology, and individual intolerance to the components of the drug.

Shishkevich Vladimir, orthopedic and traumatologistShishkevich Vladimir, orthopedic and traumatologist, project editor-in-chief ExpertNews.

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Pills

Anesthetic pills for gout can be used exclusively during an attack (to relieve pain) or as a prophylaxis (acting on the mechanism of the disease):

    Colchicine. Herbal preparation, the main active ingredient of which is the alkalo >

Painkillers for gout on the legs can also be for topical use in the form of ointments and gels:

    “Diclofenac Ointment.” The ointment is applied up to 3 times a day on painful areas, the duration of use is up to 2 weeks. S >

Injections

Painkillers for gout on the legs can also be used parenterally (intravenously or intramuscularly):

    Diclofenac. The drug must be injected intramuscularly, with moderate pain, 1 injection per day is sufficient (with severe pain, you can increase up to 3 ampoules per day). It is used in a short course of up to 5 days, after the attack is stopped, you should switch to oral non-stero >

If NSAIDs are ineffective, you can anesthetize with systemic or local glucocorticoids. The anti-inflammatory (and due to this, analgesic) effect in glucocorticoids is very strong, but due to dangerous side reactions, they are prescribed relatively rarely, and only under the supervision of a doctor.

Possible side effects: suppression of immunity, hyperglycemia, arterial hypertension, impaired protein and fat metabolism, suppression of adrenal cortex function.

Glucocorticosteroid therapy should be carried out up to 7 days, with the exception of severe cases of the disease:

  1. “Prednisolone” for gout is administered orally, the daily dose is 4-6 tablets. In this case, the dose must be reduced gradually to avoid withdrawal.
  2. “Dexamethasone.” The parenteral form of glucocorticosteroids is administered intravenously or intramuscularly at a dose of 0,5–9 mg per day. After stopping the pain, Dexamethasone should be replaced with another drug.

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Painkillers for gout on the legs – an overview of effective drugs

Gout or gouty arthritis is a chronic disease accompanied by characteristic symptoms. The main feature of the disease is bouts of pain – pulling or acute. Therefore, the main goal of therapy for gout is to relieve pain and relieve inflammation.

What painkillers for gout are the most effective and how to take them correctly, we will consider further.

Gouty attack: a brief description

An exacerbation of the disease or a gouty attack manifests itself suddenly, more often at night, in the form of acute pain in the joint. The cause of this condition is uric acid crystals (urates).

Most often, gout affects the metatarsal joints on the legs (near the thumb), but can develop in any joint.

The main factors provoking exacerbation of gout are:

  • Dietary failure;
  • Alcohol abuse;
  • Increased load on the joints of the legs.

Although exacerbation of gout increases gradually, the pain becomes unbearable in a matter of minutes. Therefore, all patients should know how to relieve pain with gout.

Systemic Tablets

Anesthetized gout and eliminate the inflammatory process help tablets. In most cases, doctors prescribe Colchicine, Allopurinol, Arkoxia.

Allopurinol

Allopurinol is a systemic medication for gout. It reduces the quantitative indicators of uric acid. Drinking Allopurinol is recommended for 1-2 tablets per day, depending on the severity of the pathology.

The result of application is noticeable on the 2nd-3rd day of administration. Allopurinol is an effective drug that reduces purine levels and minimizes acute gout attacks.

Contraindications include the period of gestation and breastfeeding. This is due to adverse reactions that can cause the active components of Allopurinol:

  • Jumps in blood pressure (blood pressure);
  • Dyspeptic disorders (nausea, vomiting, impaired stool, lack of appetite);
  • Histamine (allergic) manifestations (rash and redness);
  • Insomnia.

Colchicine

Colchicine is a medicine whose main active ingredient is autumn colchicum. Effective analgesic. It has a minimum of contraindications and undesirable manifestations. But with a dosage violation, such symptoms are possible:

  • Burning sensation or skin itching;
  • Decrease in quantitative and qualitative indicators of sperm in men;
  • Decreased white blood cells in serum;
  • Violations of the digestive tract.

To relieve pain during an attack of gout, it is recommended to take 1 tablet of Colchicine every 2 hours.

Arcoxia

Arcoxia has not only analgesic, but also anti-inflammatory effects. Therapy with the drug involves taking 1 tablet twice a day. The duration of treatment should not exceed 7-10 days.

During pregnancy and lactation, it is better to abandon Arcoxia. Side effects are rare. May be observed:

  • General weakness;
  • A sharp increase in blood pressure;
  • Ecchymosis (subcutaneous hemorrhage);
  • Indigestion.

Anesthetized tablets

Anesthetics for gout are an emergency medicine. They relieve the symptom (pain), but they do not affect the cause of gout (the amount of uric acid). Therefore, prolonged use of painkillers with gout on the legs is not recommended.

  • Diclofenac (Voltaren). The recommended dose is 2 tablets per day. The duration of treatment with the drug depends on the degree of progression of gout. Contraindications include the presence of allergies to the components of the drug, the period of gestation and breastfeeding;
  • Nimesil (Nise). Nyce’s daily dose for gout should not be higher than 200 milligrams. Do not carry out drug therapy in pregnant women, children, patients with renal failure, hypertension, or with severe gastrointestinal diseases. Nise’s treatment is carried out under the supervision of a doctor, since the risk of developing adverse reactions is very high;
  • Ketorol is another medicine from the NSA >

All of these drugs are included in the group of NSAIDs, stop pain and relieve inflammation. Therefore, with the appearance of hypersensitivity or intolerance to one drug, it can be replaced by another.

  • Prednisone is a corticosteroid, the daily dose of which is calculated by the doctor taking into account the patient’s condition, the severity of pain, the degree of development of gout. The instruction recommends taking 4 to 6 tablets per day. The use of the drug in hypertensive patients, pregnant and lactating mothers, patients with impaired hematopoiesis is prohibited. Long-term use of a hormonal agent leads to weight gain, menstrual cycle failure, skin problems;
  • Dexamethasone is another corticosteroid that can relieve very acute pain. The course of treatment with the drug is continued until the pain disappears. There have been no cases of overdose or undesirable effects in the treatment of gout with Dexamethasone.

Injectable solutions

In order to quickly relieve pain, as well as reduce the amount of uric acid, injectable drugs are used. Their effect is much wider than that of tablet preparations. Such medications for gout:

  • Relieve pain;
  • They have anti-inflammatory effect;
  • Lower the temperature.

Most often, with gout injection, two drugs are prescribed – Diclofenac and Movalis. Diclofenac is injected intramuscularly. For moderate pain, one injection per day is sufficient. In acute pain, the dose can be doubled. The course of injection is from 5 to 7 days. After which it is recommended to switch to a tablet form of the drug.

To relieve pain during exacerbation of gout, Movalis is administered at 7,5 milligrams at a time. Increasing the dosage is possible only on the recommendation of a doctor. Injections of the drug are prohibited to expectant mothers, as well as women planning a pregnancy.

Undesirable reactions such as insomnia, dyspeptic disorders, swelling, and jumps in blood pressure are possible.

Local painkillers

Anesthetizing ointments for gout can stop an attack, eliminate inflammation and swelling, and improve joint mobility. The most popular topical remedies for gout include Diclofenac and Butadion.

Cream Butadion treat the affected joint three times a day, without rubbing. The cream effectively eliminates pain and inflammation. Store Butadion in a cool dark place.

Diclofenac ointment is evenly applied to the inflamed joint. It is recommended to rub the ointment in a circular motion until completely absorbed. But you should not press hard, it can intensify the pain. Repeat treatment should be twice a day.

A popular herbal preparation for topical use is Fulfex ointment. Ointment relieves pain, relieves inflammation and eliminates edema. The advantage of the drug in its natural composition. Because Fulfex is prescribed in the presence of histamine reactions to chemicals.

Modern pharmacology offers a wide selection of drugs for relieving pain in gout. Such drugs can quickly stop the attack and return the patient to a normal life. But you can take drugs only as directed by a doctor. Self-medication for gout can cause the progression of the disease and the development of complications.

How to deal with pain with gout?

No disease brings positive emotions, but among them there are those that exhaust with a fit of pain. These include gout. The development of a pain attack can be very difficult to recognize or predict, but when the attack comes into its own, it is difficult to deal with pain.

Gout imperceptibly becomes a chronic disease over a long period of time. She does not have any vivid symptoms at the developmental stage, but this process is very confident. The cause of the disease is an increase in the content of uric acid substances in the blood. At the cellular level, purine is synthesized, but it enters the body with food. In the human body, purines are naturally converted to uric acid and excreted. But, if their content becomes much higher than the ability to excrete, then the excess of uric acid is converted to urine.

Urine is the very root of evil that crystallizes and is deposited in the area of ​​the joints of the legs. Sometimes gout develops in the spine. Tofuses appear on the legs – nodes of a dense structure. They are fully responsible for the inflammatory process. In some cases, only surgery can be the solution.

How to quickly relieve pain with gout at home

An acute attack of gout usually occurs at night, when there is no particular place to wait for help. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare for the attack in advance, because the pain attack for several hours is tolerated by everyone quite hard.

The attack is rarely local. Often the pain passes from the foot to other small joints. In this case, the total pain is added. The severity of an attack depends on the severity of the disease. The therapeutic treatment is also determined in this dependence.

With gout, even touching the ankle joint causes pain. In these cases, only medications can help relieve sensations quickly. In acute cases, painkillers in different dosage forms are used.

One of the best remedies is colchicine. In addition to surgical pain relief, it reduces the level of deposition of uric acid substances. It was created on the basis of a plant – autumn colchicum. It is prescribed with extreme caution to patients with renal failure. The dose is limited to 10 tablets.

Among the painkillers of short-term action, but with high efficacy, Fullflex can be called. This is also a herbal preparation. Its basis is fragrant martinia, willow and birch bark, chestnut and essential oil components.

In acute attacks of gout, doctors prescribe Voltaren. This temporary action is based on Ibuprofen, Diclofenac and Naproxen. For the first day, the dose is 200 mg, and subsequently 150 mg. Reception continues after the cessation of pain to insure against a possible relapse.

Movalis is a very powerful and anti-inflammatory drug for gout. But its use should be carried out under the constant supervision of the attending physician due to side effects on all internal organs.

If the mentioned medicines could not achieve a positive effect in relieving acute pain, then Prednisoloneum is injected into the affected joint. In a large joint up to 100 mg, and in smaller ones up to 25 mg. It quickly relieves pain, suppresses inflammatory processes and relieves edematous swelling.

But in addition to medicines of industrial production, the use of folk remedies is possible.

More often this happens because the pain of an attack occurs suddenly. Taken aback, a person does not know what to use. In the middle of the night it’s not always possible to run to the pharmacy. Therefore, each patient selects the tool that brings him the greatest relief and is always at hand.

Folk remedies against an attack of gout

Compresses are the best way to relieve pain in gout. They do not enter the internal organs of a person, do not interfere with their work.

Medicinal plants are not always components for compresses. To relieve acute pain, you can prepare a mixture of Dimexide and Analgin. In the absence of Analgin, Novocaine or Lidocaine can be used. Lidocaine is even more preferable, because a significant part of people do not tolerate Novocaine. The mixture is prepared in a ratio of 1: 1.

You can use the same Dimexidum in a mixture with non-steroidal gels, ointments or cream. In this case, at 1 tbsp. a spoonful of non-steroidal drug add ½ tbsp. spoon of Dimexidum.

Activated charcoal mixed with flax seeds helps a lot to relieve pain. The seeds are ground and mixed with 10 tablets of coal. Water is added to the mixture to obtain a pasty consistency. The mixture is wound overnight to a sore spot.

The components of compresses are applied to folded several times gauze or cotton cloth. A plastic wrap is applied over the components to prevent damage to the bed and clothes. Several layers of warm diaper are placed on top. Sometimes an old scarf made of natural fiber is well suited. The top layer fixes the compress.

Herbal medicine as an anesthetic for gout

Decoctions and tinctures of herbs can reduce the content of urine. There are many proven recipes from common herbs and plants.

Often used ordinary pharmacy chamomile. From her flowers prepare foot baths. To improve the effect, the composition includes in equal proportions the flowers of black elderberry.

Ordinary lilacs can significantly reduce the threshold of pain on the affected joints. For the preparation of tinctures use flowers that are poured with alcohol or vodka. Flowers are placed in a glass bottle with a ground or tight stopper and 200 grams of alcohol are poured there. Take tincture of 40 – 50 drops three times a day before meals.

A series is prepared in the form of a decoction. Pour boiling water over the grass for 15 minutes and drink it like tea. The broth should be hot during reception.

Horse chestnut is a very effective tool for treating leg joints for gout and relieving pain. In the case are the bark and flowers, which are filled with vodka. Tincture is ready in 6 hours. One dose is 40 drops for internal use. If tincture is added to a cream or ointment, then it can be applied to the affected joint.

Fir oil is used as an anesthetic. They are impregnated with a piece of cotton fabric, slightly salted and applied overnight to the joint. In the morning, the compress is removed and the residues washed off. A course of 5 days alternates with a pause of the same period.

Gout Pain Relief Diet

One type of diet is short-term fasting. For 2 – 3 starvations, the body works to remove purines from the body that are synthesized in the body’s cells. Purines, which enter the body along with food, temporarily become inaccessible to the body. During this time, there is a cleansing, and with it a decrease in pain effects.

When fasting, the time to reduce pain is not the same as taking medications. It can not be recommended for acute attacks. But, if during the cleansing citrus fruits and ordinary fruits are consumed, the effect will be longer.

It is necessary to consume a lot of fluids. Water will dissolve uric acid deposits, and will facilitate faster excretion from the body. The average rate is 5 to 6 glasses per day.

The best effect is achieved by using alkaline water. To increase the alkali content, just add a little baking soda to the water.

You can drink weak teas from medicinal herbs. Rosehip gives a good effect. But we must remember that with high blood pressure, the use of a large amount of fluid is contraindicated.

Gout Pain Relief Techniques

First of all, with the onset of a gout attack, it is necessary to remove physical activity and reduce physical activity if possible. Bed rest is recommended even with minimal pain.

The affected limb must be raised to any stand so that it is above body level. This will reduce pain and swelling.

If the pain allows you to touch the affected gout area, then you can use the cold. Ice should be applied to the leg to relieve pain and swelling of the joint.

Prediction and prevention of gout attack

As with other diseases, it is very difficult to predict the onset of an attack. It is difficult to understand what is the starting point for starting this process. People who have long suffered from gout have already learned to distinguish at least some signs of an approaching attack.

Those who have recently begun to struggle and have not learned to recognize impending disasters should always have pain medication in stock.

Of great importance is preventive gymnastics. It does not require special gymnastic instruments. Among folk gymnastic instruments, the first place is occupied by the usual rolling pin for rolling dough. They simply put it on the floor, sit on the bench and roll the rolling pin back and forth.

Such a simple tool helps to break down the deposited salts, which are then excreted by the body in a natural way. In parallel with the prevention of gout, the rolling pin performs a certain massage, which calms and stimulates the metabolism in the foot area.

Overview of painkillers for gout on the legs

Gout disease manifests itself as an inflammatory process in the joints, which is accompanied by a sensation of acute severe pain, lasting not only for several hours, but also for several days. Painkillers for gout are simply necessary, but only a specialist who takes into account the patient’s condition, as well as the degree of neglect of gout for each individual should select them and provide assistance.

Medical anesthesia for gout

If a painful gouty attack manifests itself at home, then the first thing to do:

  1. Lie down and lay your legs so that they rise to a height exceeding the level of the body.
  2. Apply ice in the form of a compress to the sore foot.
  3. To anesthetize gout for a while, before visiting a doctor, you can take a single tablet from the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or make a medical compress of 30 ml of Dimexide and 50 ml of novocaine. A piece of gauze is soaked in the resulting solution and applied to the affected leg joint. Wrapped on top with polyethylene and insulated with some kind of warming fabric. You can hold the compress on the joint for no more than 60 minutes.

It is also recommended that you change your drinking regimen and consume an increased amount of water in the form of water, herbal teas or a rosehip decoction to speed up the uric acid excretion process, which will lead to a reduction in the duration of the attack. As soon as possible, you should immediately seek medical help.

Means for internal use

Analgesic tablets for gout should combine the properties of an analgesic with an anti-inflammatory effect. These drugs include Arcoxia and Fullflex.

Arcoxia

A drug that combines the effects of eliminating pain and inflammation. A suitable option for those who are looking for than to relieve pain with gout. The manufacturer produces it in tablets of 60, 90 and 120 mg. The active component of the drug is etoricoxib.

It is required to accept means after food, washing down with clear cold water. You can drink tablets for no more than seven days.

The drug is contraindicated in patients who suffer from peptic ulcer of the stomach or intestines, low coagulability, cardiac or renal diseases, as well as under 16 years of age. The cost of the drug is from 390 to 1400 rubles, depending on the dosage and the number of tablets in the package.

Fullflex

The basis of this remedy is herbal substances, and it is more used to prevent pain than to eliminate it. It is produced both for internal use (capsules) and for external use (cream). The greatest effectiveness in the treatment of the disease gives a combination of forms. Take 1 capsule per day for a month. It is contraindicated for those who are hypersensitive to the components of the drug, as well as in childhood and during the period of gestation and feeding of the child. The cost in pharmacy chains is from 177 to 347 rubles.

Colchicine

Colchicine relieves intolerable pain during exacerbation of gout. This drug can not be taken on its own, because it has difficulties in dosing and has a large number of adverse side effects on the patient’s body.

The drug is based on the alkaloid of a poisonous plant and acts on the body by preventing the sedimentation of urate crystals in the tissues of the joints. It is an emergency aid in the treatment of pain with exacerbated gout. It should be taken during the first 12 hours from the onset of pain.

They begin treatment in the evening, taking 2 tablets at once, then they drink another one in the morning, and then for seven days they take 1 twice a day. Having reached the fourth day, they switch to taking one tablet once in the evening. This is an average scheme. The exact duration and frequency of admission is determined by the attending physician individually in each individual case. The medication is contraindicated in case of functional liver and kidney failure, in old age, pregnant women, pathologies of the heart system and bone marrow. The average cost is 1700 rubles.

Outdoor drugs

Painkillers for gout on the legs can also be used as external agents. They are applied to the skin located above the affected joint. These are medicines such as Nise, Ketorol and others.

Nyz with gout in the form of a gel does not work as well from pain as tablet versions of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. But if you use it to help additionally the main medication, then the effect will not make you wait long. Apply with gentle movements to the affected joint. It is not recommended to use longer than a week. In pharmacy chains, you can buy 50 grams of 1% gel at a cost of 306 rubles.

Ketorol

This tool, like the previous one, is used to anesthetize the joints of the legs with a gouty attack of pain. The active substance of the drug is ketorolac. The tool combines an anti-inflammatory effect with a local analgesic effect on the joint. Ketorol for gout can also be used in injectable form. The cost is about 230 rubles per 30 grams.

Injectable forms of drugs

Anesthetic ointment for gout may not be as effective as injectable formulations. For these purposes, drugs Diclofenac or Movalis are used. The latter is particularly effective.

Diclofenac

It is injected in one ampoule, but the dose can be doubled with especially severe variants of the course of the attack. Therapy with the drug is carried out no more than five days in a row. In the future, it can be replaced by the same, but in the form of capsules, to continue treatment. Contraindications to the use of the drug are similar to those of all representatives of the group of anti-inflammatory drugs of non-steroidal origin. The cost of ampoules will be 43 rubles for 10 pieces.

Movalis

The modern drug of the new generation is Movalis. It effectively relieves pain when pills and ointments fail. An initial dose of 7,5 mg is injected into the muscle once a day, but this value may vary according to the doctor’s recommendations. It is contraindicated for pregnant, lactating and even those who plan to have a baby. It is characterized by a number of adverse effects, including dyspeptic symptoms, dizziness, swelling and instability of arterial blood pressure. It is absolutely forbidden to use in parallel with alcohol. This leads to the formation of a peptic ulcer in the stomach. The price of the drug is 873 rubles for five ampoules.

Painkillers for gout on the legs an overview of effective drugs

Gout or gouty arthritis is a chronic disease accompanied by characteristic symptoms. The main feature of the disease is bouts of pain – pulling or acute. Therefore, the main goal of therapy for gout is to relieve pain and relieve inflammation.

What painkillers for gout are the most effective and how to take them correctly, we will consider further.

Gouty attack: a brief description

An exacerbation of the disease or a gouty attack manifests itself suddenly, more often at night, in the form of acute pain in the joint. The cause of this condition is uric acid crystals (urates).

Most often, gout affects the metatarsal joints on the legs (near the thumb), but can develop in any joint.

The main factors provoking exacerbation of gout are:

  • Dietary failure
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Increased load on the joints of the legs.

Although exacerbation of gout increases gradually, the pain becomes unbearable in a matter of minutes. Therefore, all patients should know how to relieve pain with gout.

Systemic Tablets

Anesthetized gout and eliminate the inflammatory process help tablets. In most cases, doctors prescribe Colchicine, Allopurinol, Arkoxia.

Allopurinol

Allopurinol is a systemic medication for gout. It reduces the quantitative indicators of uric acid. Drinking Allopurinol is recommended for 1-2 tablets per day, depending on the severity of the pathology.

The result of application is noticeable on the 2nd-3rd day of administration. Allopurinol is an effective drug that reduces purine levels and minimizes acute gout attacks.

Contraindications include the period of gestation and breastfeeding. This is due to adverse reactions that can cause the active components of Allopurinol:

  • Jumps in blood pressure (blood pressure),
  • Dyspeptic disorders (nausea, vomiting, impaired stool, lack of appetite),
  • Histamine (allergic) manifestations (rash and redness),
  • Insomnia.

Colchicine

Colchicine is a medicine whose main active ingredient is autumn colchicum. Effective analgesic. It has a minimum of contraindications and undesirable manifestations. But with a dosage violation, such symptoms are possible:

  • Burning sensation or itching,
  • Decrease in quantitative and qualitative indicators of sperm in men,
  • Reduction of white blood cells in serum,
  • Violations of the digestive tract.

To relieve pain during an attack of gout, it is recommended to take 1 tablet of Colchicine every 2 hours.

Arcoxia

Arcoxia has not only analgesic, but also anti-inflammatory effects. Therapy with the drug involves taking 1 tablet twice a day. The duration of treatment should not exceed 7-10 days.

During pregnancy and lactation, it is better to abandon Arcoxia. Side effects are rare. May be observed:

  • General weakness
  • A sharp increase in blood pressure,
  • Ecchymosis (subcutaneous hemorrhage),
  • Indigestion.

Anesthetized tablets

Anesthetics for gout are an emergency medicine. They relieve the symptom (pain), but they do not affect the cause of gout (the amount of uric acid). Therefore, prolonged use of painkillers with gout on the legs is not recommended.

  • Diclofenac (Voltaren). The recommended dose is 2 tablets per day. The duration of treatment with the drug depends on the degree of progression of gout. Contraindications include the presence of allergies to the components of the drug, the period of gestation and breastfeeding,
  • Nimesil (Nise). Nyce’s daily dose for gout should not be higher than 200 milligrams. Do not carry out drug therapy in pregnant women, children, patients with renal failure, hypertension, or with severe gastrointestinal diseases. Nise’s treatment is carried out under the supervision of a doctor, since the risk of developing unwanted reactions is very high,
  • Ketorol is another medicine from the NSA >

All of these drugs are included in the group of NSAIDs, stop pain and relieve inflammation. Therefore, with the appearance of hypersensitivity or intolerance to one drug, it can be replaced by another.

  • Prednisone is a corticosteroid, the daily dose of which is calculated by the doctor taking into account the patient’s condition, the severity of pain, the degree of development of gout. The instruction recommends taking 4 to 6 tablets per day. The use of the drug in hypertensive patients, pregnant and lactating mothers, patients with impaired hematopoiesis is prohibited. Long-term use of a hormonal drug leads to weight gain, menstrual cycle failure, skin problems,
  • Dexamethasone is another corticosteroid that can relieve very acute pain. The course of treatment with the drug is continued until the pain disappears. There have been no cases of overdose or undesirable effects in the treatment of gout with Dexamethasone.

Injectable solutions

In order to quickly relieve pain, as well as reduce the amount of uric acid, injectable drugs are used. Their effect is much wider than that of tablet preparations. Such medications for gout:

  • Relieve pain
  • They have an anti-inflammatory effect,
  • Lower the temperature.

Most often, with gout injection, two drugs are prescribed – Diclofenac and Movalis. Diclofenac is injected intramuscularly. For moderate pain, one injection per day is sufficient. In acute pain, the dose can be doubled. The course of injection is from 5 to 7 days. After which it is recommended to switch to a tablet form of the drug.

To relieve pain during exacerbation of gout, Movalis is administered at 7,5 milligrams at a time. Increasing the dosage is possible only on the recommendation of a doctor. Injections of the drug are prohibited to expectant mothers, as well as women planning a pregnancy.

Undesirable reactions such as insomnia, dyspeptic disorders, swelling, and jumps in blood pressure are possible.

Local painkillers

Anesthetizing ointments for gout can stop an attack, eliminate inflammation and swelling, and improve joint mobility. The most popular topical remedies for gout include Diclofenac and Butadion.

Cream Butadion treat the affected joint three times a day, without rubbing. The cream effectively eliminates pain and inflammation. Store Butadion in a cool dark place.

Diclofenac ointment is evenly applied to the inflamed joint. It is recommended to rub the ointment in a circular motion until completely absorbed. But you should not press hard, it can intensify the pain. Repeat treatment should be twice a day.

A popular herbal preparation for topical use is Fulfex ointment. Ointment relieves pain, relieves inflammation and eliminates edema. The advantage of the drug in its natural composition. Because Fulfex is prescribed in the presence of histamine reactions to chemicals.

Modern pharmacology offers a wide selection of drugs for relieving pain in gout. Such drugs can quickly stop the attack and return the patient to a normal life. But you can take drugs only as directed by a doctor. Self-medication for gout can cause the progression of the disease and the development of complications.

How to deal with pain with gout?

No disease brings positive emotions, but among them there are those that exhaust with a fit of pain. These include gout. The development of a pain attack can be very difficult to recognize or predict, but when the attack comes into its own, it is difficult to deal with pain.

Gout imperceptibly becomes a chronic disease over a long period of time. She does not have any vivid symptoms at the developmental stage, but this process is very confident. The cause of the disease is an increase in the content of uric acid substances in the blood. At the cellular level, purine is synthesized, but it enters the body with food. In the human body, purines are naturally converted to uric acid and excreted. But, if their content becomes much higher than the ability to excrete, then the excess of uric acid is converted to urine.

Urine is the very root of evil that crystallizes and is deposited in the area of ​​the joints of the legs. Sometimes gout develops in the spine. Tofuses appear on the legs – nodes of a dense structure. They are fully responsible for the inflammatory process. In some cases, only surgery can be the solution.

How to quickly relieve pain with gout at home

An acute attack of gout usually occurs at night, when there is no particular place to wait for help. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare for the attack in advance, because the pain attack for several hours is tolerated by everyone quite hard.

The attack is rarely local. Often the pain passes from the foot to other small joints. In this case, the total pain is added. The severity of an attack depends on the severity of the disease. The therapeutic treatment is also determined in this dependence.

With gout, even touching the ankle joint causes pain. In these cases, only medications can help relieve sensations quickly. In acute cases, painkillers in different dosage forms are used.

One of the best remedies is colchicine. In addition to surgical pain relief, it reduces the level of deposition of uric acid substances. It was created on the basis of a plant – autumn colchicum. It is prescribed with extreme caution to patients with renal failure. The dose is limited to 10 tablets.

Among the painkillers of short-term action, but with high efficacy, Fullflex can be called. This is also a herbal preparation. Its basis is fragrant martinia, willow and birch bark, chestnut and essential oil components.

In acute attacks of gout, doctors prescribe Voltaren. This temporary action is based on Ibuprofen, Diclofenac and Naproxen. For the first day, the dose is 200 mg, and subsequently 150 mg. Reception continues after the cessation of pain to insure against a possible relapse.

Movalis is a very powerful and anti-inflammatory drug for gout. But its use should be carried out under the constant supervision of the attending physician due to side effects on all internal organs.

If the mentioned medicines could not achieve a positive effect in relieving acute pain, then Prednisoloneum is injected into the affected joint. In a large joint up to 100 mg, and in smaller ones up to 25 mg. It quickly relieves pain, suppresses inflammatory processes and relieves edematous swelling.

But in addition to medicines of industrial production, the use of folk remedies is possible.

More often this happens because the pain of an attack occurs suddenly. Taken aback, a person does not know what to use. In the middle of the night it’s not always possible to run to the pharmacy. Therefore, each patient selects the tool that brings him the greatest relief and is always at hand.

Folk remedies against an attack of gout

Compresses are the best way to relieve pain in gout. They do not enter the internal organs of a person, do not interfere with their work.

Medicinal plants are not always components for compresses. To relieve acute pain, you can prepare a mixture of Dimexide and Analgin. In the absence of Analgin, Novocaine or Lidocaine can be used. Lidocaine is even more preferable, because a significant part of people do not tolerate Novocaine. The mixture is prepared in a ratio of 1: 1.

You can use the same Dimexidum in a mixture with non-steroidal gels, ointments or cream. In this case, at 1 tbsp. a spoonful of non-steroidal drug add ½ tbsp. spoon of Dimexidum.

Activated charcoal mixed with flax seeds helps a lot to relieve pain. The seeds are ground and mixed with 10 tablets of coal. Water is added to the mixture to obtain a pasty consistency. The mixture is wound overnight to a sore spot.

The components of compresses are applied to folded several times gauze or cotton cloth. A plastic wrap is applied over the components to prevent damage to the bed and clothes. Several layers of warm diaper are placed on top. Sometimes an old scarf made of natural fiber is well suited. The top layer fixes the compress.

Herbal medicine as an anesthetic for gout

Decoctions and tinctures of herbs can reduce the content of urine. There are many proven recipes from common herbs and plants.

Often used ordinary pharmacy chamomile. From her flowers prepare foot baths. To improve the effect, the composition includes in equal proportions the flowers of black elderberry.

Ordinary lilacs can significantly reduce the threshold of pain on the affected joints. For the preparation of tinctures use flowers that are poured with alcohol or vodka. Flowers are placed in a glass bottle with a ground or tight stopper and 200 grams of alcohol are poured there. Take tincture of 40 – 50 drops three times a day before meals.

A series is prepared in the form of a decoction. Pour boiling water over the grass for 15 minutes and drink it like tea. The broth should be hot during reception.

Horse chestnut is a very effective tool for treating leg joints for gout and relieving pain. In the case are the bark and flowers, which are filled with vodka. Tincture is ready in 6 hours. One dose is 40 drops for internal use. If tincture is added to a cream or ointment, then it can be applied to the affected joint.

Fir oil is used as an anesthetic. They are impregnated with a piece of cotton fabric, slightly salted and applied overnight to the joint. In the morning, the compress is removed and the residues washed off. A course of 5 days alternates with a pause of the same period.

Gout Pain Relief Diet

One type of diet is short-term fasting. For 2 – 3 starvations, the body works to remove purines from the body that are synthesized in the body’s cells. Purines, which enter the body along with food, temporarily become inaccessible to the body. During this time, there is a cleansing, and with it a decrease in pain effects.

When fasting, the time to reduce pain is not the same as taking medications. It can not be recommended for acute attacks. But, if during the cleansing citrus fruits and ordinary fruits are consumed, the effect will be longer.

It is necessary to consume a lot of fluids. Water will dissolve uric acid deposits, and will facilitate faster excretion from the body. The average rate is 5 to 6 glasses per day.

The best effect is achieved by using alkaline water. To increase the alkali content, just add a little baking soda to the water.

You can drink weak teas from medicinal herbs. Rosehip gives a good effect. But we must remember that with high blood pressure, the use of a large amount of fluid is contraindicated.

Gout Pain Relief Techniques

First of all, with the onset of a gout attack, it is necessary to remove physical activity and reduce physical activity if possible. Bed rest is recommended even with minimal pain.

The affected limb must be raised to any stand so that it is above body level. This will reduce pain and swelling.

If the pain allows you to touch the affected gout area, then you can use the cold. Ice should be applied to the leg to relieve pain and swelling of the joint.

Prediction and prevention of gout attack

As with other diseases, it is very difficult to predict the onset of an attack. It is difficult to understand what is the starting point for starting this process. People who have long suffered from gout have already learned to distinguish at least some signs of an approaching attack.

Those who have recently begun to struggle and have not learned to recognize impending disasters should always have pain medication in stock.

Of great importance is preventive gymnastics. It does not require special gymnastic instruments. Among folk gymnastic instruments, the first place is occupied by the usual rolling pin for rolling dough. They simply put it on the floor, sit on the bench and roll the rolling pin back and forth.

Such a simple tool helps to break down the deposited salts, which are then excreted by the body in a natural way. In parallel with the prevention of gout, the rolling pin performs a certain massage, which calms and stimulates the metabolism in the foot area.

Shishkevich Vladimir

Shishkevich Vladimir, orthopedic and traumatologist, project editor-in-chief ExpertNews. It specializes in the treatment of diseases in orthopedic, traumatological, vertebrological profiles

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