Dr. Kevin Lam* Dr. Wesley Drew Chapman * Dr. Sean Dunleavy
Dr. Patrick Bartholomew * Dr. Lauren Pelucacci * Dr. Sahiba Singh
Dr. Jake Powers * Dr. John Crist * Dr. Isin Mustafa * Dr. Kaitlyn Ward
Welcome to the Family Foot & Leg Center Opened in 2005 by Dr. Kevin Lam
as the premier center for foot / ankle medical & surgical care.
Gout is a form of arthritis -- inflammation that can cause a sudden attack of attack of pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint. This is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the blood.
Most common signs of gout are sudden attack of swelling, tenderness, redness, and sharp pain. These are sporadic and can last a few days or even for several weeks.
As many as 8 million people in the U.S. have gout. Gout is more common in men. For women, gout is more common after menopause.
Gout usually occurs in only one joint at a time. It is often found in the big toe. Along with the big toe, joints that are commonly affected are the lesser toe joints, the ankle, and the knee.
POPPING GOUT OUT
Here gout crystals are being pushed out of the foot. Patient had and ulcerated toe from severe gout attack.
Gout is a disease whereby the patient's body produces too much uric acid (protein byproduct) or can not excrete enough through the kidneys. Gout can be very painful. If you a red, hot swollen joint. Gout or Infection should be on the top of the list.
We keep you walking.
We welcome you as a patient to our podiatry practice in Florida. We currently have 8 locations across Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, We are grateful that you have chosen us as your complete foot and lower leg care center.
how is gout treated?
Gout can be effectively treated and managed with medical treatment and self-management strategies.
- Manage the pain of a flare
- Prevent future flares.
- Prevent tophi and kidney stones from forming
In addition to medical treatment, you can manage your gout with self-management strategies. Self-management is what you do day to day to manage your condition and stay healthy, like making healthy lifestyle choices. The self-management strategies described below are proven to reduce pain and disability, so you can pursue the activities important to you.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Avoid foods high in purines such as red meat, organ meat, and seafood
- limit alcohol intake, particularly beer
- Exercise regularly, engaging in low-impact activities such as cycling, walking, swimming
- Maintain ideal weight
- Consult your doctor and follow the recommended treatment plan
- Protect your joints from injuries that can worsen your condition
The Arthritis Foundation reported that well over half - around 60 percent - of patients will experience a second round of gout within 12 months, while a vast majority of patients - nearly 85 percent - will complain of the condition again in the ensuing three year period after their first attack.
We have several locations from Collier, Lee, & Charlotte Counties to serve your foot and ankle needs:
Part of Family Foot and Leg Center, PA
Why do I have gout?
Uric acid levels spike when the body breaks down purines, which are found in certain food such as red meat, seafood, and organ meats as well alcohol, particularly beer and fruit drinks. Urate crystals then develop and build up in your joints. These sharp, needle-like crystals lead to the gout pain.
What are the symptoms of gout?
- Swelling of the joint, commonly the big toe
- Very painful joint
- Redness and inflammation
- Limited range of motion
What are the treatments for gout?
The treatment of gout aims to lessening your pain and preventing gout flare-ups in the future. See your physician for a thorough evaluation and treatment plan.
Our team at the Gout Institute, a part of Family Foot and Leg Center, P.A. work together to provide the best gout treatment for your specific needs.
Get relief from your gout.
Schedule for an evaluation today at the Gout Institute at Family Foot and Leg Center, P.A.
8 locations throughout Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties to get you back on your feet
*East Naples / Marco Island
*Fort Myers @International Blvd
*Fort Myers @Colonial Blvd
Call Today: 239 430 3668 (FOOT)
Self Service # 844-889-1725
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