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Gout Treatment in Martin County

Martin County podiatrist

Have you been suffering from gout pain? If so, you know that this can be an extremely painful condition. However, did you know that you can get effective gout treatment from our podiatrist at our practice, Joseph C. Taub. If you would like to receive excellent gout treatment in Martin County, we can certainly help you get expert diagnosis and pain relief at our podiatry practice.

Gout treatment in Martin County

Gout treatment in Martin County

Our top-notch podiatrist is Dr. Joseph C. Taub. Dr. Taub is a board-certified podiatrist who has been providing exemplary care for residents of Martin County for over 24 years. Many patients have come to us suffering from gout. Gout is a very painful condition that most commonly occurs in the joint of the big toe. However, gout can actually affect any joint in the body. Gout is generally treated by medications that are decided by you and your doctor. Medications can be used to treat acute attacks as well as prevent future attacks. Our podiatrist can provide effective gout treatment in Martin County by treating the patient with injection therapy or oral medications such as anti-inflammatories. These medications are also sometimes used together to help keep the patient from experiencing gout pain.

Gout can be diagnosed in several different ways. Our doctor can use a needle to draw fluid from the joint which will show urate crystals under the microscope if gout is present. Blood tests can also be used to measure uric acid in your blood. Ultrasound can also be effectively used to diagnose gout as well as dual energy CT scans. Our podiatrist may want to order some of these tests in order to make a definitive diagnosis of your condition. Gout is actually a kind of arthritis that can cause a sudden, painful attack. This attack will feel like burning pain and stiffness and can be accompanied by swelling. It is important that gout is treated in order to reduce or even eliminate these attacks. If gout attacks are ignored they will eventually bring harm to your joints, tendons or other tissues. Gout commonly occurs in men. If you would like to see our podiatrist regarding gout diagnosis and treatment contact us today. At our office, patients can also receive a wide variety of foot treatments as well as gout treatment in Martin County. Our podiatrist offers treatment for a wide range of foot problems ranging from athlete’s foot, to diabetic foot care to ankle fractures and sprains.

3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 283-3800

Gout Treatment in Stuart

Stuart foot specialist

Many of our patients at Joseph C. Taub have come to our podiatry office for gout treatment in Stuart. Gout is a very painful condition. The most common site is the big toe joint, but can affect any joint of the body. This condition can be effectively be treated by injection therapy from your podiatrist and/or oral medications such as anti-inflammatories

Gout treatment in Stuart

Gout treatment in Stuart

The exact cause of gout is unknown, although it may be related to genetics. What we do know, however, is that is a certain arthritis triggered by too much uric acid in the blood, also known as hyperuricemia. This can be brought on by diet and body weight, certain medications, major illness, certain medical conditions, or surgery. Symptoms of gout include warmth, pain, swelling, and extreme tenderness in a joint. This is usually in the big toe joint. Call or see your podiatrist, Dr. Taub, right away if you have severe pain in a single joint that comes on very quickly, or if you have swollen, tender joints with warm, red skin over them. It’s important to call your podiatrist for gout treatment in Stuart even if the pain from gout has stopped. To manage long-term gout and prevent future attacks, Dr. Taub may prescribe medications that can prevent and even reverse the buildup of uric acid. It is also important to manage your weight, get exercise, and limit your intake of alcohol, meat, and seafood.

The goals of gout treatment in Stuart revolve around fast pain relief and prevention of future attacks, as on-going and long-term complications can lead to joint destruction and even kidney damage. You can treat your gout at home by resting the affected joint, using ice to reduce swelling as well as take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. If your symptoms persist, or have occurred on and off without medical treatment for several years, than it is especially important for you to contact podiatrist Joseph C. Taub today for treatment.

3515 SE Willoughby Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 283-3800