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.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
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