What Is Gouty Arthritis?

Are you confused between gouty arthritis and gout?

What is the difference? Are they the same?

The short answer is – gouty arthritis is just another way of saying gout. So, if you are looking for a medical definition of gout, see What Is Gout.

It is interesting to look a bit deeper. Because both terms mean the same. So, why do I use different terms at different times?

What Is Gouty Arthritis?

Gout is the most common term. But the correct medical term is gouty arthritis. As arthritis is the medical term for many diseases that cause inflamed joints.

So, I use the term gout mostly. Also, in my experience, most doctors do the same. Because it is shorter, more common, and most people recognize it as a medical condition that involves painful joints.
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GoutPal Plan for Arthritis Sufferers

Are you uncertain if you have gout? Then, GoutPal Plan for Arthritis Sufferers is for you. It is a 7 step plan for checking your gout diagnosis. Specifically, it helps you decide if you have gout or a different type of arthritis.

This is part of a series of plans for all gout sufferers. First, answer Questions for Gout Sufferers. Then, use this GoutPal plan to see if any type of gout therapy will help you.

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Gout Crystals & Tendons Investigation

This gout crystals & tendons report is a layman’s summary of an investigation into the effects of uric acid crystals on tendons, presented at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology meeting. I have added a note about the peer-reviewed version published in the April 2014 edition of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

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