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Gout is a debilitating condition in which pain can occur in any joint in the body, including the feet and ankles. Uric acid is the culprit behind the effects of gout, “a waste product of the protein breakdown that occurs as our cells die and replenish themselves.” Those who have gout have excessive uric acid levels, which lead to inflammation of the joints. Treatment for gout includes anti-inflammatory medicine, pain medicine, and steroids. A podiatrist can help diagnose and examine gout, using x-rays and bloodwork to identify further details about your condition.

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you have any concerns regarding gout, visit Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will assess your injury and provide you with quality treatment.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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January 18, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Foot Pain   Gout   Uric Acid  

Gout is a foot condition that involves the accumulation of too much uric acid in the body. It is a very common and painful form of arthritis that typically plagues men more than women. Aside from being male, risk factors for gout can include being overweight, drinking excess alcohol, a diet of foods that contain purines, and taking medication such as niacin, diuretics, cyclosporine, aspirin or levodopa. Gout maintenance revolves primarily around maintaining low uric acid levels. Depending on the suggestions of your doctor, this can involve decreasing the intake of foods that have purines, taking NSAIDS or corticosteroids, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy body weight.     

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you have any concerns regarding gout, consult with Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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GoutProf. Lisa Stamp of New Zealand’s University of Otago held an eight-week long research that focused on gout patients and their Vitamin C intake to see if it helped treat the disease. The results concluded that Vitamin C did not help lower urate levels to a ‘clinically satisfactory degree’.

“Though Vitamin C may reduce risk of developing gout, our data does not support using Vitamin C as a therapy to lower uric acid levels in patients with established gout,” Prof. Stamp said in response to the results. While Vitamin C could still help lower the risk of developing gout, it is by no means an effective treatment for the disease.

Your feet are an important part of your body. If you believe you are suffering from gout, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.  

What is gout?

Diseases of the feet can affect the whole body, and symptoms usually arise within the feet. A condition like gout can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable.  The pain caused by this disease is often so agonizing that it requires elevation of the feet and some time off of them to recover.

Known in the past as “the disease of kings”, Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body.  This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Although these are common symptoms of the diseases others include joint pain, extreme fatigue and a high fever.  Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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