Rheumatology

What causes gout?

Gout happens when urate crystals get deposited into joints triggering a very painful inflammatory reaction in that joint, most commonly the big toe joint. The urate crystals typically end up in the joints when there is too much in the blood and...

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What is gout?

Gout is a painful inflammatory arthritis of a joint (and occasionally other tissues) that comes about due to an inflammatory reaction to the depositing of uric acid crystals into the joint. The body deposits the uric acid crystals into joints when...

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How to get rid of fibromyalgia foot pain?

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain problem that comes with a miserable quality of life and impacts on sleep. There is no specific fibromyalgia foot pain or problem that happens as part of the process, but if you have a foot problem, especially...

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What is Apos therapy?

Apos therapy is the using of an unstable footwear condition to retrain the lower limb in those with chronic knee conditions, most commonly knee osteoarthritis. Users typically wear a ‘calibrated’ shoe for an hour a day. There is some...

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How to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis of the foot?

Ankylosing spondylitis is primarily a disorder of the spine, but can affect other joints of the body including the foot, mostly commonly causing heel pain or an inflammatory arthritis in the midfoot joints. If there is pain in the heel and the...

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