What Causes Gout in the Hand?
How Is Gout in the Hand Diagnosed?
How Is Gout in the Hand Treated?
Why Should Gout in the Hand be Treated?
Uncontrolled gout can lead to gouty tophi, when the crystals lump together. This can give the appearance of a mass under the skin. Uncontrolled gout can also lead to the destruction of not only the joint cartilage surface, but surround joints capsule, ligaments and tendons and even the skin.
Treatment for gout in the hand may require the assistance of a rheumatologist, a doctor that specializes in gout (as well as rheumatoid diseases) and placement on medicine to decrease the level of uric acid in the blood.