Pseudogout is a form of arthritis characterized by sudden, painful swelling in one or more of your joints. These episodes can last for days or weeks. The most commonly affected joint is the knee.

Though the crystals associated with pseudogout are partly calcium, there is no proof that consuming foods high in calcium precipitates the development of pseudogout.
  • Symptoms
  • Joint pain

    • Recurrent

    • Rapidly developing

    • Knees

    • At hip, In fingers, Elbows, At wrist, Shoulder pain that doesn't radiate

    • Moves from one joint to the other, Both sides of the body


    Enlarged knee joint

    • In both knees

    • With redness


    Enlarged wrist

    • With redness

    • Both wrists



    • Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F)


    Ankle joint swelling

    • With redness

    • In one side

    Toes arthralgia

    • Both toes

    or Pain in ankle region without achilles tendon

    • Rapidly developing

    • Polyarthralgia

    • Severe

    • In one ankle

    Difficulty moving fingers

    or Difficulty moving toes

    or Difficulty moving shoulder

    or Difficulty moving hip

    or Joint stiffness

    • Limited ankle movement, Difficulty moving knee, Difficulty moving wrist

  • Risk factors
  • Previous joint trauma

    or History of orthopedic surgery

    Family history of osteoarthritis

    High concentration of parathyroid hormone

    Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Treatment
  • 1-Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). 2-Colchicine (Colcrys). 3-Corticosteroids.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Pseudogout, then a visit to a rheumatologist is recommended.

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