Reply To: The Doctor Visit for Allopurinol

Keith Taylor

That sounds good, Johnson.

There’s a couple of other things that might help:
1) Follow the ice treatment with a warm (not hot) “dressing”. By which I mean a warm towel, or the type of bean/rice bag that you microwave for a few seconds to generate. Or, you could go “old school” like a friend of mine. He loves his traditional rubber hot water bottle on his swollen knee, as he watches TV.
2) Keep the arm raised above your heart when relaxing.

I had a couple of episodes of this elbow bursitis. Before allopurinol, I tried to keep my elbows (and all other joints) away from prolonged cold.

I hope it gets better soon.