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 MedicineNet.com. Additional medications, suc... More »

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MedlinePlus cites normal wear and tear on bone joints, viral or bacterial infections, injuries and autoimmune diseases as common causes of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type, and it is caused by joint wear... More »

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Arthritis in the lower back, also deemed as osteoarthritis, typically occurs naturally in some people as they age, according to WebMD. Younger people may develop osteoarthritis as a result of a genetic defect within cart... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Eating foods rich in purines can increase uric acid levels in the body and worsen gout, according to WebMD. Gout sufferers should limit consumption of high-purine foods such as meats, organ meats, beer, gravy and high-pu... More »

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