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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Gout love Ice Better than other Inflammatory Problems!!

The following article presented a discussion on ice versus heat. It seems that if you are having a gout attack, ice packs for 10-15 minutes prevail. Some of the other forms of inflammation actually prefer heat like in wear and tear arthritis. I will have to rethink my recommendation of "When In Doubt, Always Ice!" I still feel the patient must experiment to see what makes them feel better. Rich 

Schlesinger N, Response to application of ice may help differentiate gouty arthritis and other inflammatory arthritides. J Clin Rheumatol. 2006 Dec;12(6):275-6

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