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Gout Treatment in Waxahachie By Expert Podiatrists

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Gout is a type of arthritis that commonly occurs in the feet, especially the big toe. You may wake up one morning with the joint in your big toe throbbing in pain and look down to see that the big toe joint is red and swollen.

Your Waxahachie podiatrists, at Family Foot & Ankle Centers, treat this problem on a daily basis. If you have symptoms of this disorder and are seek gout treatment in Waxahachie, TX, we are here for you. Our award-winning foot specialists have the experience and expertise to help get you back on your feet.

Why the Big Toe?

Although gout can affect any joint in your body, it 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 severe pain and inflammation.

Gout Causes

Gout is the buildup of uric acid crystals in the body. Uric acid is normally found in the blood but if levels get too high, these crystals are deposited into and around the joints and tendons and can cause severe pain. 

There are many different gout causes but they all increase uric acid levels. Foods that are extremely high in protein have a tendency to cause acute gouty attacks. These include organ meats such as liver and kidney, red meat, some seafood such as shellfish. Alcohol has also been associated with gout, especially beer and red wine. Although there is a hereditary component to this disease, and it tends to run in families, lifestyle seems to play an important part in developing gout.

People that are obese have a increased chance at developing gout. This occurs because the body produces more uric acid than what their kidneys are capable of eliminating. 

Finally, stress has also been shown to precipitate a gouty attack.

Gout Treatments

There are multiple treatments that can be used during a painful gout episode. Ice and rest are one of the first treatments that should be attempted. Prescription strength Anti-inflammatory medication decreases pain and inflammation. A steroid injection provides almost immediate relief.

A painful gout episode usually lasts less than 2 weeks, but the severe pain makes those 2 weeks seen lichen eternity. The good news is that gout can be easily treated by the foot specialists at your Waxahachie location of Family Foot & Ankle Centers. We are here to help.

How To Prevent Gout

The best way to prevent gout is through diet and lifestyle changes. Easier changes to make include reducing stress, getting adequate sleep, and drinking plenty of water. Decreasing her dietary intake of meat and excessive alcohol also helps to prevent gout.

Experience Our Award-Winning Gout Treatment in Waxahachie, TX, Today!

To experience our award-winning gout treatment, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 972-597-4132 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. We offer same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff for your convenience. 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 the premier podiatry centers in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis, TX, our foot doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients in our surrounding areas.  We proudly serve patients in Navarro and Ellis counties and surrounding areas including Red Oak, Midlothian, Desoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Duncanville, Arlington and Mansfield. The Foot Specialists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers are improving lives one foot at a time.

Your Top-Rated & Favorite Podiatrist In Waxahachie, TX…

Dr. Moody is a wonderful doctor. I love how detailed he is and takes is time explaining things. Dr. Moody will make sure his patients are well taken care of. He helped me with my foot pain. I will continue to see him for my foot needs. I highly recommend him to everyone who is in need of a foot doctor!

- Elizabeth F.

elizabeth 5 star

I had a great experience at Family Foot & Ankle, the staff is great, the doctors are awesome. It’s a very beautiful clean clinic. They helped me with my toe pain. I will definitely recommend this clinic to anyone with foot or ankle issues. Thanks everyone.

- Isael M.
isael 5 star review

This office is convenient, friendly, and concerned. The staff is very helpful and caring. Doctor Cruz and Dr. Moody are informative and knowledgeable, very caring and want to help relieve your pain and discomfort. They have the newest treatments and medicines for you.

- Donna C.
donna 5 star review

If you are looking for a Podiatrist look no further. This clinic has taken care of my son. It was so nice to go in and have the entire staff make us feel welcomed and answer all of our questions. We got in quickly and the x-rays are done in the clinic.

- Krystal B.
krystal 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Family Foot & Ankle Centers. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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