Gout is a painful condition that affects your joints. Gout results because of too much uric acid in your body that causes acid crystals to accumulate in a joint. The condition can occur anywhere, but a common place for gout to strike is the big toe. Since a gout attack is painful and can last for weeks if untreated, seeing a podiatrist for pain relief and healing is often necessary. Here are some symptoms of gout and how your foot doctor might treat the condition when it affects your big toe joint.
13 March 2019