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Rise in Gout Attributed to Obesity
Gout is a condition that occurs when uric acid begin to build up in the joints and makes them painfully inflamed...

September Articles 2014
Everything You Need to Know About Gout Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream...

The Running Doc and Bunion Treatment
... Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes...

Gout has Returned in Britain due to Increase in Poverty
...According to the Faculty of Public Health (FPH), there is a relationship between the poverty in Britain and the return of gout...

March Articles 2015
...Bunions must be distinguished from gout or arthritic conditions, so blood tests may be necessary...

April Articles 2015
...In some cases, certain systemic diseases such as lupus or gout can cause hallux limitus...

June Articles 2015
...Common systemic diseases that affect the overall health of the feet, and the patient’s ability to walk comfortably, include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis...

Botox Helpful in Treating Neuropathy
...Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis...

September Articles 2015
... Everything You Need to Know About Gout Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream...

New Zealand Study Finds Tomatoes Trigger Gout
According to a research conducted in New Zealand, where there is the most gout cases compared to anywhere else in the world, tomatoes may trigger gout attacks...

February Articles 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Gout Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream...

Getting Control of Metatarsalgia
...The foot doctor will take a medical history and ask questions about your lifestyle and recent events because metatarsalgia can have many causes including: Injury Foot abnormality (such as hammertoe) Disease (such as Rheumatoid arthritis or gout) Activities (high impact sports increase the risk of metatarsalgia) Footwear Being overweight Since the causes are so varied, the treatment will be as well...

Possible Link Between Smoking and Lower Risks of Gout
A recent study conducted by the Arthritis Care & Research suggests that smoking or cigarette smoke may possibly lead to lower gout risks...

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
...They are more likely to have a foot or ankle fracture and being overweight also increases many foot conditions including plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, gout and osteoarthritis...

Podiatry Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Shin Splints Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures   NAILS & SKIN Athlete’s Foot Chronic Wounds Fungal Nail Ingrown Toenails Wounds and Ulcers   DIABETIC HEALTH Diabetes Diabetes and the Foot Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Orthotics SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Laser Therapy for Fungal Nail   *MONTHLY FEATURE* PODIATRIC MEDICINE Podiatry Adult Footwear Children Footwear Foot and Ankle Injuries Bunions Hammer Toes Plantar Warts Fungal Problems Heel Pain Pain Above the Feet Plantar Fasciitis Diabetes & Your Feet Ingrown Toenails Neuroma Foot Surgery Callus Cracked Heels Eczema Psoriasis Cysts Pigmented Lesions Charcot Foot Ganglionic Cysts Arthritic Foot Conditionss Haglunds Deformitys HEEL PAIN Overview Common Causes Treatment Options Preventing Heel Pain WOUND MANAGEMENT Overview The Healing Process Causes & Types of Wounds Treatment Options Prevention of Wounds DIABETES & YOUR FEET Overview Diabetic Neuropathy Peripheral Arterial Disease Foot Ulcers & Infections Care for Your Diabetic Feet SPORTS INJURIES Overview Shoes Socks & Orthotics Skin Injuries to the Feet Forefoot Injuries Midfoot Injuries Rearfoot Injuries Ankle Injuries Leg Injuries The information provided by Visual Media Concepts, Inc...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Gout
What Is Gout...

Hallux Rigidus
...Or it may be caused by inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout, or structural foot problems...

Joint Swelling in the Foot
... Joint swelling may also result from inflammatory, degenerative, traumatic, infective, or crystal-forming joint diseases, such as gout...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...Or it may be caused by inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout...

Synovitis
...It is commonly associated with specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, but may also be the result of overuse or trauma...

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