Orthopaedics Q&A: Tackling gout

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

1. I am suffering fro gout since last 5 years, and frequently get attacks. Kindly suggest me is it qureable and what medicines should I take. Should I take some liver and kidney tonics.
Arvind
You can very well keep your pain under control with latest medicines. Its better to examine you in person and give you a prescription. You need liver & kidney tonics to prevent the side effects of Gout medicines.

2. Dear doctor, i am just beginning to get knee pain in left leg. after physiotherapy, i feel better. what are the dos and donts to prevent this recurrence
Deshmukh
Please don’t sit or squat on the floor. Use western toilet. Please don’t stand for long hours.

3. i am 37 yrs old. i work at desk job 10 hours per day. sometimes getting back pain., pl tell me how to avoid it from aggravating.
saina
Sit erect in your chair. Get up every 1 hour and have a walk and then start working. You can learn spinal exercises from a physiotherapist and practise them.

4. sir. you have said osteoarthritis is not genetic. my mother has rheumatism, is that genetic?
hanna
You cant call it genetic but it occurs in families

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