Gout is a common form of arthritis affecting the foot. Gout attacks are due to precipitation and collection of excess uric acid which forms crystals within the joints.
Some patients can have high uric acid in their bodies without ever having a gout attack but some can have attacks with minimal increases in uric acid levels. The joint most commonly affected is the big toe joint but other joints can be involved as well.
For our patient’s convenience, we offer foot and ankle treatments for all kinds of conditions such as Gout in Adrian, MI, Gout in Ann Arbor, MI, and Gout in Jackson, MI. We have our own digital x-ray, MRI, Cat-scan, and ultrasound equipment at many of our podiatry clinics. Our on-site podiatric physical therapy clinics allow for constant communication between the physicians and physical therapists, ensuring the most effective therapy and successful recovery for our patients.