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What is an Achilles Tendon?

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that often affects the foot and ankle.

Causes and Symptoms

Gout is typically caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood can crystalize and form deposits, most commonly the big toe joint. Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness, stiffness and increased temperature.

Treatment

Gout can be treated with medications including:

  • Antiinflammatory medications (such as NSAIDS)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Diet modification (avoid a diet heavy in purines, such as alcohol and red meat)

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Advanced Spine Surgery Center

855 Lehigh Ave. Union, NJ 07083

Wert Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

3423 Guider Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Edison

2163 Oak Tree Rd, Suite 110, Edison, NJ 08820

Englewood

25 Rockwood Avenue Suite #355, Englewood, NJ 07661

Jersey City

200 Hudson St., Suite 145 Harborside, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Park Avenue

1045 Park Ave., New York, NY 10028

West Orange

475 Prospect Ave., Ste. 110, West Orange, NJ 07052