Gout Blog Posts

4 Ways Gout and Pseudogout Are Different

Pseudogout in the knee from the buildup of calcium pyrophosphate crystals.
How is gout different from pseudogout? Find out what makes these two painful forms of crystal arthritis different, including their causes and the joints they tend to affect.

How to Prevent the Next Gout Attack

Illustration showing pain caused by gout in the big toe
Repeated gout attacks can permanently damage joints. Prevent future gout attacks with these five strategies, including home treatments and medications as well as medical interventions for sleep apnea.

Gout Attacks Strike Mostly at Night

An swollen ankle caused by gout
Research confirms what many people with gout have experienced: that attacks are much more likely at night.

Top 8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Eat

Ginger root
These 8 anti-inflammatory foods, drinks, and spices can help you combat pain due to inflammation, such as arthritis pain.

6 Ways to Deal with Painful Gout Attacks

Gout attack in ankle
Having a gout attack? Here are 6 ways to reduce gout pain. While consulting a doctor is always best, you can take most steps on your own.

Types of Arthritis That Cause Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Illustration of the anatomy of the lower back and hips with the sacroiliac joint highlighted in purple
Arthritis can affect the sacroiliac joint and cause low back pain. Read about sacroiliac joint anatomy and the different types of arthritis that can affect it.

Do Cherries Prevent Gout?

Bowl of cherries
Limited research suggests that eating cherries or drinking cherry juice can lower the levels of uric acid in your blood and decrease your chances of a gout attack. Not all cherry products are helpful, though.