Knee joint pain and swell
My mother is a hypothyroidism patient and takes thyronorm 75 mcg and calcium tablets. Recently blood reports show increased uric acid levels. A tablet FUBUSTAT 40 MG and ETHOSHINE TAB 90 MG is started after consultation . Whenever she walks a bit more or travels up and down stairs she has more swelling in knees .please suggest any cure.
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Dr. Sharath Kumar K N
General Physician 3 yrs exp Mandya
Hello, High uric acid in blood,, leads to formation of crystals in joints which leads to inflammation, excess work on that joint could cause pain and swelling due to inflammation by crystals. Fubustat (xanthine oxidase - helps to reduce uric acid levels in bloods) and ethoshine is NSAID to reduce pain. high uric acid levels may be primary and secondary (due to other diseases, which can be found and treated). Please continue her medications. Have regular follow up with your doctor.
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