What Type of Doctor Treats Gout?

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The type of doctor who treats gout is known as rheumatologist. Gout is a kind of arthritis that can cause an attack of abrupt burning pain, stiffness as well as swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. To treat the disease most doctors will prescribe a shot of corticosteroids, or recommend a large daily dose of one or more medicines.
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