Article Tagged ‘ Gout ’

9 Most Common Foot Problems in Patients Over 40

Foot problems are not age specific, they can happen to anyone, but there are conditions that seem to show up more often for those that are over 40. Today we will discuss the 9 most common foot problems that patients over 40 tend to experience, what causes them, treatment options, and prevention methods. Life in your 40s […]

Summer BBQs Lead to Painful Gout?

The Summer season brings out a variety of celebratory traditions, including, campouts, pool parties, and fireworks.  Another common one is the outdoor cookout.  Families and friends gather in backyards and on porches to enjoy grilling and eating together. However, for anyone with gout, this tradition could set them up a painful attack later.  You can […]

Gout Tips- Prevention and Management

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling of the big toe; and sometimes the ankle or knee. Gout occurs when there is a high level of uric acid in the blood which causes needle-like crystals to form around a joint.  These crystals are what causes the pain. “Uric acid is […]

Gout Diet Tips- Prevention and Management

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling of the big toe; and sometimes the ankle or knee[1]. Gout occurs when there is a high level of uric acid in the blood which causes needle-like crystals to form around a joint.  These crystals are what cause the pain. “Uric acid is […]

Summer Cookout Foods to Avoid with Gout

Gout flare-ups are very painful, but watching what you eat may help. John Hollander, DPM, in Santa Rosa, CA, discusses foods to avoid this holiday weekend.