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Recent research conducted at John Hopkins University School of Medicine indicates that diets that aid in reducing blood pressure also help in combating gout, “a painful form of arthritis that tends to hit people later in life.” According to the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, a diet rich in foods such as fruits and vegetables and low in fats can help reduce uric acid levels. Gout occurs when your body produces too much uric acid in response to eating a diet full of compounds called purine, leading to symptoms of painful burning in our joints, particularly in our toes and feet.

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you have any concerns regarding gout, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will do everything possible to treat your condition.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Athlete’s foot is classified as a fungal infection, leading to symptoms of inflammation, redness, and irritation. Although there are prescription topical creams for treating fungal infections, certain foods can also help alleviate symptoms. Garlic, cayenne pepper, yogurt, cranberries, and high fiber foods all can help treat infection. Opt for foods high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and zinc.

For more information about how to treat and prevent Athlete’s foot, contact  one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speaking to your podiatrist will give you a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as helping you figure out which treatment options are best for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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November 23, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: gout   Diet   Purine  

A new study has come out that shows the link of gout to those who have a diet high in purine-rich foods. When the body breaks down purine, a chemical compound found in some foods, it produces uric acid, which can lead to gout if produced in excess. However, the good news is that this article by Bel Marra Health outlines many different types of foods that are great for reducing the risk of gout. It also shows which foods are high in purine and can produce excess uric acid, so knowing which foods to avoid and which to consume can greatly increase your health when it comes to combating gout.    

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you have any concerns regarding gout, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Gout

Gout, a very painful inflammatory arthritis caused by the crystallization of uric acid with joints, can be eased with a healthy diet. Eating cherries, in particular, were associated with a 35% lower risk of gout attacks.

Researchers have also found that a low-purine diet was also effective in lowering gout attacks, as uric acid is a break-down product of purines. Heavy alcohol consumption can also increase the odds for recurrent gout attacks, and excessive alcohol should therefore be avoided.

Researches recommend eliminating meat and seafood from the diet to lower purine intake, and combined with consuming cherries, may lower risk of gout attacks even further.

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you have any concerns regarding gout, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Gout