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CALIFORNIA PODIATRIST DISCUSSES GOUT

 

 

PODIATRIST, DR. BOB BARAVARIAN STATES, "IF YOU NOTICED AN ENLARGED, PAINFUL BIG TOE, IT COULD BE:  WHAT YOU ATE.  GORGED ON WINE AND STEAK?  THE PAINFUL AFTERMATH COULD BE GOUT, A TYPE OF ARTHRITIS THAT USUALLY AFFECTS THE JOINT OF THE BIG TOE.  FOODS HIGH IN PURINE, A CHEMICAL COMPOUND FOUND IN RED MEATS, FISH, AND CERTAIN ALCOHOL, CAN TRIGGER AN ATTACK BY RAISING LEVELS OF URIC ACID IN THE BODY.  URIC ACID IS NORMALLY EXCRETED THROUGH URINE, BUT IS OVERPRODUCED OR UNDER-EXCRETED IN SOME PEOPLE.  YOU'LL SEE THE DEPOSITION OF THE URIC ACID IN THE JOINT, MOST COMMONLY THE BIG TOE OR THE ANKLE.  THE PATIENT WILL WAKE UP WITH A HARD, RED SWOLLEN JOINT.  IT IS EXTREMELY PAINFUL.  A DOCTOR MAY PRESCRIBE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS FOR SHORT-TERM RELIEF AND SUGGEST A LOW-PURINE DIET FOR LONG-TERM PREVENTION."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS BEEN HAVING GREAT SUCCESS IN TREATING ALL TYPES OF FOOT CONDITIONS FOR MANY YEARS.  WE NOW HAVE 6 FOOT SPECIALISTS (CHIROPODISTS) PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY HEALTH CARE.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE  REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

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