Gout Treatments

Your physician will determine the specific treatment for your gout based on:

  • Your age, overall health and medical history
  • The extent of the condition
  • The expectation for the course of the condition

Anatomy of the foot


  • Medications: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications to relieve pain and inflammation; Colchicine, an oral medication to relieve pain and inflammation; Allopurinol, Febuxostat or other medications that reduce the uric acid level in the blood; corticosteroids to reduce inflammation
  • Lifestyle changes: increasing fluid intake; avoiding alcoholic beverages; reducing the intake of protein-rich foods; reducing weight (if obesity is a factor)
  • Surgery: to remove extremely large tophi (hard lumps of urate crystal deposits under the skin)