Tracy Woolrich, a contributor for Emax Health, believes she has the key to treating gout with natural home remedies. More than 8 million U.S. citizens have gout, which causes sudden attacks of joint pain in the feet and toes.
Since it’s primarily caused by uric acid, Woolrich recommends eating foods like apples that eliminate this acid from the body. Another uric acid-fighting food is bananas, which liquidize the chemical and help you flush it out. According to Woolrich Vitamin C, topical applications, and herbal supplements can be beneficial as well. She stands by the effectiveness of her remedies, but admits they don’t always work. In case of really serious gout, she advises you get help from a doctor.
Gout is a complex type of arthritis that can cause sudden pain in the feet. For advise on how to deal with this condition, talk to a podiatrist like Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez will teach you about how gout is caused and will aid you in finding an adequate treatment method.
What is gout?
Diseases of the feet can affect the whole body, and symptoms usually arise within the feet. A condition like gout can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. The pain caused by this disease is often so agonizing that it requires elevation of the feet and some time off for them to fully recover.
Known in the past as “the disease of kings”, Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Although these are common symptoms of the diseases others include joint pain, extreme fatigue and a high fever.
Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.
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