Gout Institute

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.

Welcome

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.

 Quick access to the best / quality care guaranteed.    No foot / ankle matter too big or too small for our attention.   You and Your Family deserve the best.

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.

management of gout

  • 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

top medical innovators

Named Amongst America’s Top Podiatrists and top Doctors in SWFL by various publications: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019.

Some doctors are a step above the rest!  Dr. Kevin Lam has established himself as a premier Podiatrist in Naples. Get you on your feet fast.

Gout pain?

See us at any of our locations throughout
Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.

Call (239) 430-3668
Schedule 24/7 with a specialist

 
 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. 
8 locations near you from Naples, FL to Port Charlotte, FL.

We have several locations from Collier, Lee, & Charlotte Counties to serve your foot and ankle needs:

FFLC Naples
730 Goodlette Rd, Suite 102 Naples, FL 34102

FFLC North Naples
840 111th Avenue, Suite 3 Naples, FL 34108

FFLC Estero
9510 Corkscrew Palms Circle
Suite3
Estero, FL 33928

FFLC Cape coral
530 S.E. 16th Place, Suite A
Cape coral, FL 33990


FFLC East Naples / Marco Island

12250 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 101
Naples, FL 34113


FFLC Ft. Myers @ International Blvd
6846 International Center Blvd.
Suite B
FT Myers, FL 33912

FFLC @ Colonial Blvd
1645 Colonial Blvd
 Fort Myers, FL 33907



FFLC Port Charlotte
3161 Harbor Blvd, Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

FFLC Port Charlotte

Gout  Institute

 Part of Family Foot and Leg Center, PA

Gout FAQs

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.

Gout pain?


Get relief from your gout.

Schedule for an evaluation today at the Gout Institute at Family Foot and Leg Center, P.A. 

Access to specialist: Live Schedulers open 7 days a week 7am until 5pm Eastern Time, Portal and Self Service Portal open 24 hrs/7 days

8 locations throughout Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties to get you back on your feet

*Downtown Naples
*East Naples / Marco Island
*North Naples 
*Estero
*Cape coral
*Fort Myers @International Blvd
*Fort Myers @Colonial Blvd
*Port Charlotte

Call Today: 239 430 3668 (FOOT)
Self Service # 844-889-1725
Fax: 239 692 9436

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