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.