To prevent acute gouty arthritis attacks, prescription medications, such as allopurinol and febuxostat, are necessary to lower serum uric acid levels in the body, according to Additional medications, suc... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Inflammatory arthritis is characterized by an inflammation of the joints, as defined by the Arthritis Foundation. This includes several types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gouty arthriti... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Protective measures such as losing weight, using exercise to avoid stiffness and taking over-the-counter pain relievers comprise the first line of defense against arthritis, notes WebMD. Acupuncture and supplementation w... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Preventing painful gout outbreaks involves limiting the consumption of alcohol and the foods that elevate uric acid levels in the body, such as mussels, bacon, sardines and meat. For people who have had gout outbreaks in... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatments for gout in the feet include medications that reduce inflammation and lower the body's uric acid levels, according to The New York Times. Ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen and tolmetin are medications that ease inf... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Getting rid of gout entails lowering uric acid levels in the body, which is done through medications, diet and lifestyle changes, states Mayo Clinic. Gout is the formation of painful crystals in joints, usually in the fo... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Gout results from urate crystals lodging in joints and surrounding tissue, but it is possible for blood tests to show normal uric acid levels even after the body forms these crystals. Confirming gout requires testing flu... More »