Treatments for GoutEn Español (Spanish Version)
Gout cannot be cured. But, the symptoms of gout can be controlled through treatment. The goals of gout treatment are:
- Managing symptoms
- Preventing complications
- Trying to decrease the risk of recurrence
Treatment may involve the following:
American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at:
American College of Rheumatology website. Available at:
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at:
The Merck Manual of Medical Information.
17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc; 2000.
Last Reviewed September 2011