The Basics of Gout

If you’re experiencing toe pain, then your podiatrist near Sugar Land may diagnose you with gout. Resulting from a buildup of uric acid, gout is a type of metabolic disorder that can be quite painful. An acute gout attack is associated with symptoms like intense pain, swelling, redness, and warmth around the affected joint. Watch this video to learn more about the basics of gout.

When crystallized uric acid gets deposited into a joint where it doesn’t belong, this problem is referred to as gout. This cause of foot pain occurs most commonly in the big toe, and the symptoms can be severe enough to prevent a person from walking. Foot pain caused by gout most often occurs in males and individuals over age 50. As part of your treatment, your podiatrist may recommend lifestyle changes that reduce the amount of uric acid in your body.

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