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Tag: gout

What is Gout?

February 1, 2013
Arthritis, Gout

Gout Video An attack of gout is caused by uric acid suddenly forming crystals inside a joint, causing intense inflammation with pain, redness and swelling. Uric acid is produced when purines, which are chemicals present within all living cells, are broken down. People prone to gout have an inherited tendency to produce a lot of […]

How can I Better Manage my Gout?

January 16, 2013

While rarely fatal, gout can be a debilitating health condition. Gout is getting increasingly common in modern society, partly due to our increased life expectancy, and also our changing diet, which is rich in red meats, seafood and alcohol. While gout is rarely fatal, it can be debilitating, with the affected joints becoming tender and […]

Trigger Finger and Thumb

February 26, 2010

WHAT IS TRIGGER FINGER AND THUMB? Trigger finger is a common disorder of the hand which causes painful snapping or locking of the fingers or thumb. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? The exact cause of trigger finger or thumb is not readily evident. In many cases, the condition may be the result of repetitive strain of […]