Si quiere leer este sitio de web en EspaƱol, por favor cambiar el lenguaje en la esquina superior derecha.

Visit Us for Foot Pain Associated with Gout

We help people who are suffering from foot pain to feel better and regain their mobility. One of the common causes of foot pain is gout. This is a condition that can impact anyone. In spite of how common it is, most people are unaware of what causes gout, what gout is and how to treat it.

Most patients will visit their general physician to discuss this issue. While they can help, they do not offer specialized treatments for foot pain that we do.


Gout is a condition where uric acid crystallizes in the body and the acid deposits in the joints. It usually affects the feet and specifically, the big toe. Patients visit our office when suffering from gout after they notice the swelling and pain in their feet and toes.


The kidneys are responsible for flushing uric acid out of the body. Sometimes, the kidney does not do a good enough job of this and the uric acid builds up, causing gout. Diet can be partially to blame. People who eat a diet that is high in purines are more likely to develop gout. These foods could include shellfish, bacon, liver, veal, trout, alcohol and more.

Also, people with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing gout. If a person with diabetes also has problems with their feet, it is critical to visit our office for an examination. Persistent foot pain, sores and swelling are all causes for concern if a person has diabetes since people can lose their feet if they are not careful.


The treatment plan will be based on the severity of gout and also what a patient responds well to. While anti-inflammatory medications will help to alleviate some of the pain, that is not enough. Patients will typically use ice packs as well to further reduce the swelling and discomfort.

Prescription medications can help prevent the attacks. Also, we may recommend dietary changes and specific exercises. For example, drinking plain cherry juice can help to flush out uric acid. Patients may also want to eat or drink:

It is also critical that anyone who is suffering from gout make a point to drink a lot of water to flush out the uric acid.


We help patients who are suffering from foot pain on a daily basis. Whether that pain is a result of gout, an accident or injury, we are the right provider to treat any issue related to the feet. Since we focus on foot health, we offer patients significantly more treatment options than they will find with a general physician.

This allows us to make recommendations above and beyond what a family doctor can and also to combine treatment solutions for the most effective results. So, if you are living with gout and tired of being in pain, visit us for help.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Why Diabetics Should Take Extra Care of Their Feet

It’s always a good idea to take care of your feet. But people with diabetes need additional diabetic foot care. Read to understand why having diabetes means you need to take extra steps to care for and protect your feet. 

Can Bunions Be Corrected Without Surgery?

Bunions can cause significant foot discomfort and make it challenging to find shoes that fit. If you’re not ready for bunion surgery, do you still have treatment options? Read on to learn nonsurgical ways to deal with bunions.

What Issues Can Orthotics Correct?

Orthotics are shoe inserts that can help with many podiatric problems, from hammertoes to fallen arches. Do you have a foot problem that’s treatable with orthotics? Read to learn more about the ways orthotics could benefit you.

My Toenail Fungus Is Embarrassing: Can You Help?

Toenail fungus can make your nails look discolored or misshapen, leaving you ashamed to show your feet. With professional podiatry care, you can get the help you need to banish toenail fungus! Keep reading to learn more.

How to Prevent a Diabetic Ulcer

Living with diabetes puts your feet at risk. Diabetic ulcers and other foot issues can occur. Read on to learn more about diabetic ulcers and what you can do to protect your feet if you have diabetes.

Is a Toenail Trauma an Emergency?

You’ve hurt your toenail. Is this an emergency? Read for the information you need to decide on the right next steps for your care and treatment after a toenail trauma.