Steroids are considered one potential option for treating gout, a condition which causes inflammation and pain in our bodies’s joints. Gout occurs when uric acid is deposited into our joints, forming crystal deposits which interrupt tissue function and circulation. Steroids are considered for treating gout that is acute.
Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you are seeking treatment, consult with Dr. Howard Robins of Pennsylvania. Our doctor 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 in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.