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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - PseudoGout
Answer: Pseudogout is an inflammatory process caused by your body's white blood cells attacking calcium pyrophosphate, calcium hydroxyapatite, and calcium oxylate crystals in your joints. It is painful during the episodes, but anti-inflammatories and occasionally steroids are usually sufficient treatment. It will interfere with your running for the next couple of weeks, not after that. It is usually non-progressive and non-deforming.