“It's not a compliment,” CreakyJoints user Rachel M. said of being told she doesn’t look sick. “It's heard as an undermining of the fact that I feel like poop. The reality is that I'm in pain and exhausted every single day.” In our Arthritis Awareness Month campaign that sought to raise awareness of the challenges of living with invisible illnesses, one theme emerged over and over. Telling people with arthritis and other chronic illness that they don’t look sick invalidates and undermines how they feel.
Gout frequently flares in your knee, but you may not always know that your knee pain is due to gout. Here’s how to tell, since prompt treatment can reduce your risk of complications.
Myths about gout are far too common and may be harmful to people with it. Here, we share the facts about this often misunderstood form of inflammatory arthritis.
Your gout flare may come with an unexpected side effect: kidney stones. Here are more signs your kidney stones could be related to gout and how to treat your uric acid stones.
In a new analysis of 52 studies, researchers found that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and gout may have a higher stroke risk than that of the general population.
Compared with people whose weight remained steady and in a healthy range, those who were obese or gained weight during adulthood had a much greater risk of developing gout.
A new systematic review found that pairing this medication for chronic gout with immunomodulating medicine helps increase its effectiveness.
The popular heart-healthy diet may also reduce the risk of gout by lowering levels of uric acid in the blood.
Patients with gout need to stay active to maintain cardiovascular health and protect joints from long-term damage.
When you get burning pain in the base of the thumb, it could be from a gout flare. Here are more signs your thumb joint inflammation could be gout and how to treat your thumb pain.