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Can damage to my joints caused by gout be reversed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Unfortunately, damage to your joints cannot be reversed. However, with treatment, any additional damage to the joints can be prevented. In some cases, surgery may be used to remove large deposits of tophi (uric crystal) from under the skin. If you believe you have symptoms of gout, talk to your doctor right away.

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