If you have gout you must have tried suffering form some of its complications and worst drawbacks. However, have you already known or experienced the worst kind of gout? Does it take place in the ankle? Certainly, the pain in there will leave you unable to walk properly. Is it in the wrist, or in the elbow? Well, actually, wherever gout takes place, it’ll surely impede you. However, there is this one kind of gout that’s very impeding. I am talking about gout in the sacroiliac joint. It is probably one of the worst gout attacks that you may encounter. And this article will tackle that particular topic. Read on and get to know more about it!
A lot of people don’t really know about the sacroiliac joint. However, it is one of the most significant joints in the body. In fact, sacroiliac joint is the one that connects the sacrum of the spine up to the hips. Furthermore, the sacrum is the section of the spine that’s near the tail bone and the lumbar spine. This just means that the sacrum is the ones that support the whole upper body. Moreover, this also means that the gout attack that takes place in the sacroiliac joint will be a hindering movement of the body from any directions. If gout in the ankle will be preventing you to stand up, gout in the sacroiliac joint will be preventing you from laying down, standing up, and whatever movement that involves the other parts of the body.
Moreover, it is commonly hard to diagnose the gout attack in the sacroiliac joint, due to the fact that it has the very same characteristic to some other illnesses, just like the sacroiliac joint dysfunction, septic arthritis, sacroiliac arthritis, and some other types of arthritis. In various cases, the gouty tophi are the root cause of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, since it limits the movement of the joint.
How does the uric acid end up in the sacroiliac joint?
Just as any other synovial joints present in the body, the sacroiliac joint has synovial fluids. These synovial fluids are the juicy target for gout to attack. This is mainly because if there’s an excessive amount of acids in the body, the uric acids may turn out leaking everywhere there are synovial fluids just like in the wrist, ankles, elbows, knees, inside the ears and many other joints.
You may be asking, “How come it ends up in the synovial fluids?” In point of fact, the pathway of the uric acid in the body is quite complicated. Firstly, the purine from the foods that you eat and from the cells that die in the body is being broken down into uric acid.
The purine is a molecule that’s so large to be filtered out by the body. Therefore, the body must break it down to be able to flush it out of the body. Unluckily, the excretory system isn’t a factory that has infinite manpower, thus, it may only flush out very limited volumes of uric acid at a single time. The uric acid that’s unprocessed must be stored somewhere in the body. This is because letting them into the bloodstream may increase the acidity of the blood that will be very unhealthy for the body. Unhappily, even the interstitial space gets limited and may become full if you’re going to keep on taking the uric acid more than what the body can process. The next taken victim will be the synovial fluids. The additional uric acid will seep there, may end up crystallizing. At that moment, as the body identifies the crystal, the immune system will try to resist the foreign body, thus causing more pain as they will fail to abolish the invader.
If it is true that gout may attack the sacroiliac joint, and it’ll give you the desire to get rid of gout once and for all, then there is no need to worry. There’s a solution for you. You just simply need to focus on what’s causing gout, and that is the is uric acid!
The fact is that it’s not just the uric acid. The acids that exist preceding the arrival of the uric acid controls the interstitial space hence leaving lesser storage space for the uric acid. Therefore, you must eliminate them.