Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Home treatments may be useful during pseudogout flare-ups. Examples include:

  • NSAIDs. Over-the-counter NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve), often are helpful.
  • Rest the joint. Try not to use the affected joint for a couple of days.
  • Ice. Cold packs can help reduce the inflammation associated with flare-ups.
July 02, 2015