While 9 in 10 gout patients say gout has interfered with their daily lives, more than 1 in 5 don’t do anything to effectively manage the disease.

Diagnosing Gout

Gout incidence is at an all-time high – but unfortunately, many people with gout are not receiving effective treatment. During a gout flare, many people attempt to tough out their symptoms with home remedies – or they make frequent trips to the emergency room to manage pain.

A wide range of health professionals – including primary care physicians, ER physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons and gynecologists – treat gout patients, so there are often inconsistencies in gout diagnosis and treatment that can affect patient outcome.