Do you have sudden severe attacks of pain, redness, and tenderness in your feet and you are not sure why? Dr. Stuart Feldman might know, and he has a treatment to help you.
Gout is a complex form of arthritis and can affect anyone. Men are more likely to be a victim of gout, but women also have a high chance of developing this condition after menopause. The pain often occurs at the base of the big toe, and you might end up waking up in the middle of the night with sudden pain that gives you the sensation of your toe being on fire. This is because the affected joint is tender, swollen, and hot. It is so sensitive that the touch and weight of the bed sheets might be too much to handle.
Gout occurs in the joint when urate crystals accumulate and cause swelling and pain. They are more likely to form when you have high levels of uric acid in your blood. Dr. Feldman may order blood work for a definitive diagnosis. Some treatments may include steroid injections or gout medications. Dr. Feldman normally recommends consulting with a rheumatologist once symptoms are relieved.
If you think you may have Gout, please call for an appointment