Gout Treatment By Our Ennis TX Foot Specialists
Our Specialists Provide Award-Winning Care
Gout is a disorder that most frequently affects the joint of your big toe. It can be very painful and is caused by a buildup of sodium urate crystals in your tissues and joints. If you have symptoms of this disorder and seek gout treatment in Ennis, TX, you’re in luck. Our award-winning podiatrists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers have the expertise to help you get back to living without any kind of foot pain.
Pain in Your Big Toe
Gout can affect any joint in your body but tends to affect the joint of your big toe most often because of the cooler temperature of your feet. The uric acid crystallizes and builds up in your joint, causing pain and inflammation.
Gout may partly happen due to hereditary genes but is more often caused by eating foods high in uric acid, obesity, and/or alcohol consumption. During the Depression, it was often referred to as “the rich man’s disease” because it was thought sufferers consumed a “rich” diet, full of red meat. If left untreated, the pain associated with gout can last for weeks, leading to disability, swelling, and redness. However, medications (oral and injections), supportive dressings, and special shoes can help these attacks last only a few days.
If you have a gout flare-up, contact our award-winning podiatrists in Ennis. They can help find the cause of these attacks and advise you on how to prevent them in the future.
Experience Our Award-Winning Gout Treatment in Ennis, TX, Today!
To experience our award-winning treatment, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 972-875-3668 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. We also offer same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Ennis, TX, our doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Corsicana, Waxahachie, TX, and surrounding areas.