Archive: gout

is it gout or sesamoiditis

Is it gout or sesamoiditis?

Both gout and sesamoiditis cause pain in and around the big toe joint of the foot. That is about the only thing that they have in common. They are both two totally different entities caused by two totally different reasons and treated by totally...

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Are crocs good for gout

Are crocs good for gout?

Probably not. Crocs are a popular but often maligned type of footwear with widely different options as to if they are good for the feet or not. There are also plenty of strongly held views on the aesthetics of Crocs. They were originally designed as...

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how to treat gout

How to treat gout?

The basic principles behind treating gout is straightforward, but in practical reality it is a bit more challenging. Gout occurs when urate crystals get deposited into joints triggering a very painful inflammatory reaction in that joint. The...

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what causes gout

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

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 relieve gout pain in heel

How to relieve gout pain in heel?

Firstly, gout is not common in the heel and there are a lot of other much more common causes of heel pain. If you think you might have gout in the heel, then get the diagnosis right first. For all of the other common causes of heel pain, there are...

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what does gout pain feel like

What does gout pain feel like?

Gout hurts. Gout is painful. It can come on quickly and really hurt, especially when it affects the big toe joint in the foot. An old teacher of mine once told me that if you put a finger in a bench top vice grips and tighten it as much as you can...

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