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Pseudogout

Pseudogout

The condition in which there is pain and swelling in the joints of body. Attack of pain can be sudden and affect multiple joints, episodes last for days or sometimes weeks. Knee joint is mostly affected by pseudogout. It is also know as calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of pseudogout include:Pseudogout Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmness at affected site
Cause

There are many condition which is associated with pseudogout which are inlcude:

  • Genetic disorder
  • Older age
  • Any trauma to joint
  • Certain medications
  • Minerals imbalance
Diagnosis

After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommended the following test to diagnose the disease:

  • Blood test to check the hormones level
  • Urinary analysis
  • Imaging test like X-ray to check the extend of disease
Treatment

Treatment options for pseudogout include:

  • Colchicine also help to reduce the disease extension
  • NSAIDs to reduce the pain
  • Steroid to reduce the inflammation
  • Joint drainage if fluid accumulated in joint space
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you:

  • Icing reduce the warmness and redness
  • Painkiller
  • Take healthy diet
  • Exercise daily to prevent joint stiffness
  • Take proper rest
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