Gout is a type of Arthritis that causes pain, swelling and redness in a joint. It happens when there is a build up of Uric Acid in the body, it then crystalizes in a joint. The most common joint being your big toe joint. It can come on gradually or all of a sudden.
Diet, Alcohol consumption, certain Medications and Family History can increase your chanced of Developing gout.
There are oral and injectable medications to treat it. There is preventive medication. For people with recurrent or severe cases there is even infusion therapies.
Here at Advanced Foot and Ankle we see gout attacks frequently and even more frequently with seasonal change. It is best to treat your gout attack right away.
You can get near instant relief at Advance Foot and Ankle, please call to schedule your same day appointment.
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