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Posts for tag: gout

By Dr DiStefano
June 19, 2018
Category: Toes
Tags: gout   inflammation   toe joint  



Holidays and birthdays are times of great celebration, and as is customary, times of great food, friends, and family. With big parties come big appetites and joyous frivolities. A temporary reprieve from our normal diet to indulge a little is generally harmless, but occasionally we see patients who present with a severely painful big toe joint that come out of nowhere. Most people take it easy for a few days and heal up with no issues, but sometimes the pain continues or worsens. A google search will bring up a slew of diagnoses, some appropriate, some far-fetched, but patients usually self-diagnose and are correct in realizing they are having a flare-up of gout.

Gout happens when uric acid, a compound formed by our body from the foods we eat, overwhelms our body and causes a localized inflammatory reaction that can occur in any joint, but for some reason prefers the big toe joint. Patients report their toe is hot, red, swollen, and is so painful, even a sheet touching it will cause severe discomfort. There are many ways that we treat gout, but the first step (no pun intended) is to come in and be evaluated by one of our amazing podiatrists. We will help you get the relief you need and keep you on your feet.

By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
November 23, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Care   care   gout   foor  
Thanksgiving is a time for indulgence.  Lots of food, lots of family and lots of friends.  
Rich heavy foods like meat and beans as well as alcohol have been linked to gout.  Gout happens when uric acid builds up in your system and gets deposited in crystal form in your joints.  
Red, swollen tender joints are typical of gout flare ups. After you sit down for your holiday dinner and indulge, if you experience these symptoms call us asap!

There are many treatments to get you better quickly.  

Fresh Cherry juice, lots of water, Ice and Immobilization as well as steroid injections and anti inflammatory medications can be a quick fix.  
If gout has become a chronic issue for you, there are medications that can be taken daily to prevent these flare ups. Gout is a severely painful and debilitating condition.  You don't have to suffer.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

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