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Fortunately, gout is treatable using home remedies and complimentary healing practices. The Mayo Clinic states that gout is a special kind of arthritis that causes intense bouts of pain in the joints, most often around the big toe. Gout is a problem that affects over 8 million Americans. Emax Health writer Tracy Woolrich suggests a homemade remedy for this condition made of healthy foods and vitamins.

Apples and bananas are helpful in counteracting uric acid, one of the causes of gout, and liquidizing it to make it easier for it to leave the body. Woolrich suggests supplements of herbs, topical applications, and Vitamin C as well. She places total belief in her home remedy system, but acknowledges that it might not work well for everyone. If the gout gets too severe she recommends seeing a doctor or other medical professional right away.

Gout is an extremely uncomfortable but avoidable disease.  If you are worried about getting gout, see podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can examine your feet and ask you about your diet to determine if you are at risk for getting this condition.

What is gout?

Diseases of the feet can affect the whole body, and symptoms usually arise within the feet. A condition like gout can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable.  The pain caused by this disease is often so agonizing that it requires elevation of the feet and some time off for them to fully recover.

Known in the past as “the disease of kings”, Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Although these are common symptoms of the diseases others include joint pain, extreme fatigue and a high fever. 

Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

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If you have any questions, feel free to call one of our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasonton, CA, or Los Gatos, CA. We offer the best in diagnostic and treatment technology for any complication you might have.

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Foot DiseaseStudies that were conducted by several groups have led to research and development for new techniques in diabetic foot ulcer treatment. For example, oxygen therapy is founded on the idea that oxygen can help enhance cell division and fibrous tissue. Negative-pressure wound therapy, on the other hand, removes liquid and necrotic tissue through a vacuum. Vascular and microsurgery tend to be viable options in cases might result in amputation. Stem cell therapy is still in its infancy stage but shows promise. The three major components when it comes to wound therapy are oxygen, antibiotics and moisture. Ulcers are caused from breaches in the skin that do not heal; these breaches are usually caused by injuries, sensory loss, poor circulation and/or skin infections.

Your feet are an important part of your body. If you believe you are suffering from a systemic disease, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.  

Systemic Diseases of the Foot

Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis.

Gout – is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

Diabetes mellitus- is an increase in the level of blood sugar in which the body cannot counteract with the insulin in the body. When the body doesn’t produce enough insulin this is a factor in Diabetes.

Diabetes of the Feet

● Diabetic Neuropathy – may lead to damaged nerves and affect the feet through numbness and loss of sensation.

● Peripheral Vascular Disease- can restrict the blood flow to the feet, and often times lead to amputation of the feet. 

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: article-2273436-17597E2B000005DC-471_468x580.jpgPostman Neil Pert has suffered from gout for 12 years, and had to make one of several changes due to his condition.  Neil transferred to a desk job position since he couldn’t stand on his feet for longer than an hour. “I’m crippled by it, and had to have three months off of work because the pain was so excruciating.” The 44-year-old states his foot and ankles get receive the greatest amount of pain during his attacks, and can’t bear any weight on them.

Although many cases of gout are rare, according to the DailyMail doctors say they are seeing an increase in numbers of patients with extreme gout and joint damage. Gout risk factors include obesity and heavy alcohol consumption, since the extra pressure of weight plays a role on joints and chemical changes in the body. Doctors urged Neil to make changes his lifestyle. Since then he lost 84 lbs, and minimized alcohol consumption making his severe gout attacks less frequent.

If you think you may be suffering from gout you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can diagnose any foot conditions or injuries you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

Systemic Disease of the Foot

Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis.

Gout – is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

Diabetes mellitus- is an increase in the level of blood sugar in which the body cannot counteract with the insulin in the body. When the body doesn’t produce enough insulin this is a factor in Diabetes.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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