Gout is a condition that affects over 3 million people in the United States. If you are one of the many people who suffer from this condition, then you know it can be a very painful ailment that can often come on quite suddenly.
During a gout flare-up, joints often become swollen and tender, and redness and warmth are common. Often, the pain can feel so severe during an attack that the lightest touch feels unbearable.
Our clinic is seeking qualified candidates to participate in a research study to find better treatment options for gout.
Symptoms vary, but most often include:
Though pain in the big toe is the most commonly affected area, flares can occur in other joints such as the knees, wrists, ankles, fingers, and other toes for over 10 years.
The intense pain usually lasts up to 12 hours, often overnight, and then gradually becomes more manageable.
Pain from a flare-up can last up to a few weeks. While it gradually fades, the affected area is typically swollen, tender, and red.
If you have been diagnosed with gout, you may be a candidate for participation in a new clinical trial using an alternative treatment. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact our research staff by clicking the button below or calling (346) 263-0642.