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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.

For more information about Gout, follow the link below.

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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