Reply To: Gout pain relief

Mary Trey

Last week I experienced severe pain & swelling in my hand. It started in my knuckles. It became so bad that I called my rheumatologist hoping he could give me a shot. I only live 15 min. from his office. I was told that he was booked up & couldn’t see me. My only resort was the ER. I thought for sure I could get a shot there, but they didn’t do it. I found out later that the ER won’t give shots in joints affected by Gout. Is this true?