When calcium deposits in the joints, it can create irritation.

Many people with pseudogout experience no symptoms. Others may experience flare-ups of pain across multiple joints in the body.

Treatment includes medications to reduce joint inflammation, which helps reduce pain.

A condition in which calcium crystals deposit in the joints, potentially causing pain.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging always required

Medium-term: resolves within months

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