Gout typically occurs in the big toe and can cause severe pain and inflammation, if it is not treated. If your podiatrist has told you that you have gout, you should start looking at the foods and drinks you consume, because these are causing a buildup of uric acid in your blood.
As you will learn in this video, uric acid is actually a product of proteins called purine. As urine breaks down, it produces uric acid, which will eventually be discharged from your body through your kidneys. If your kidneys are damaged, or you have an unhealthy diet that encourages excess uric acid production, then you could be in danger of gout.
Come down to Family Foot Center, your expert on podiatric medicine and gout near Whitestone. Call our foot center at (718) 767-5555 or visit us online to schedule your next appointment right away.