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Gout

Gout Treatment in St. Louis and Chesterfield

Gout Treatment

in St. Louis and Chesterfield

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood, a condition which leads to uric crystals settling in a joint, usually the joint of the big toe. Please call us 314-207-7280 to request a consultation about this treatable condition.

Must Know About This

  • Women are more prone to gout after menopause.
  • Home treatment includes rest, elevation, ice, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce the pain of an acute attack.
  • Long-term prevention involves weight management, but not fasting or low-calorie diets, exercise, and a diet which limits alcohol, meat and seafood, all foods that can raise uric acid levels.

Good to Know About This

  • Gout is a form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood, a condition which leads to uric crystals settling in a joint, usually the joint of the big toe.
  • Pain and tenderness at the base of the big toe can be excruciating and appear quickly.
  • The joint may have very red or purplish skin around and appear to be infected.

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Feet for Life Podiatry Centers are one of the top-ranked foot and ankle practices in the Midwest, specializing in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures to relieve your pain and give you beautiful, functional feet with minimal downtime or discomfort.

8637 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63124

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