What is Gout (Gouty Arthritis)?

What is Gout (Gouty Arthritis)?

If the joint of your big toe or ankle is hot, swollen, red and it’s unbearable to allow anything to touch it…there’s a chance you could have Gout or more specifically Podagra (Gout in the big toe).

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by a build-up of Uric Acid levels in the affected person’s body (caused by a metabolic disorder called Hyperuricemia.) While the production of Uric Acid is a normal process of human metabolism, increased levels in your blood could cause an “attack” of Gout. If you suffer from Gout or foot pain call to make your appointment at 480-253-9996 or visit us at www.phxfootankle.com

We treat all foot and ankle ailments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Tempe, Glendale.


Dr. Sana received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, receiving top-notch Podiatric medical training at affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics in Manhattan, NY. Thereafter, he completed a three-year Podiatric Surgical Residency at world renowned Mount Sinai Medical Center, in Manhattan, NY. During his residency, Dr. Sana received extensive training in wound care, diabetic limb salvage, management of emergency trauma and complicated foot infections. He was trained by more than twenty podiatric surgeons and foot and ankle orthopedists in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions, with extensive training in both conservative and surgical management. Dr. Sana has been recognized as "Top Doc" by Phoenix Magazine for 2017.