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Gout Arthritis

What is Gout Arthritis?

Uric acid accumulation in the blood is called gout. Because excessive drinking and red meat are responsible for acute gout in middle-aged men, it’s also known as ‘rich man’s syndrome’. 

When the lower extremities’ joints are affected by the accumulation of uric acid, the toe joint in particular, it causes acute and sharp pain along with redness, inflammation, and a hot sensation in the affected area.

Usually, this condition occurs in either a knee joint or big toe joint.


Treatment for Gout Arthritis

Medications for infections and gout are recommended. Inflammation is controlled by corticosteroids which may be injected or ingested. In some cases, restricting physical movement using a cast is required. 

The healing process is relatively quick once the proper medication is administered. Alcohol, aspirin and other medications for hypertension, and red meat should not be ingested as they cause gout. If gout is a reoccurrence, medication should be taken so that storage of uric acid in blood is limited.

Before attempting any treatment, check with your podiatrist first to assess and provide advice.