Orthopedist Questions joint pain

Can joint pain be considered as a symptom for gout?

I am 29 years old and I am suffering from severe pain in my knees and joints. Could this be a symptom of gout or is it something else?

15 Answers

It could be a lot of things, but gout is possible. Have an Orthopedic Doctor check it out.
Yes. Typically also associated is swelling, warmth and redness. Diagnosis is made by evaluation of the joint fluid and the help of blood tests.
A proper evaluation is needed because joint pain can be from many reasons.
Joint pain can be a symptom of gout but joint pain can have many other causes. If you are having pain or are concerned you should be seen and evaluated.
It could be. A complete history and exam of your knee is required to tell for sure.
Probably not but the pain could be due to a more generalized form of arthritis. You should consult your family physician who may refer you to a rheumatologist.
Gout will cause joint pain, but there are many causes of joint pain. You should be examined by your physician to help in the diagnosis.
Yes it can. Most commonly gout is manifested as joint pain.
Have to get blood and urine testing to determine
Could be rheumatoid arthritis or traumatic arthritis or infective arthritis (septic joint). The diagnosis has to be done first for proper treatment.
Yes it can be, but mostly is in foot joints.
If you are having pain in multiple different joints at 29 years old, you should probably initially discuss it with your medical doctor. There are many medical issues that can cause polyarthralgias (pain in multiple joints), including gout, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. Certain medications can also cause joint pain. There are some simple screening blood tests that can eliminate most of the possibilities. Rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in disorders that can cause pain in multiple joints simultaneously and might be of some help.
Gout is one potential cause, especially if you eat a high protein diet and/or consume a lot of alcohol. However, trauma, injuries, obesity, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis need to be considered as well. A visit with your primary care doctor and then a rheumatologist is a good place to start.

Take care.
It is unlikely for the joint pain to be a symptom of gout, but it is possible.