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Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis defined by severe pain, redness, and tenderness in the joints.
What causes Gout in the foot?
The foot is the most common host for an acute gout attack. Joints that can be affected include the big toe, the foot’s instep, the heel and the ankle. It is less likely to affect other regions of the body.However, it can occur in the knees, elbows, wrist, and fingers. Gout in the foot comes about due to a buildup of urate crystals in those areas.
Gout flare-ups can occur spontaneously and vary in duration (days to weeks). Although they can occur for a range of time, they are accompanied by long periods of dormancy (weeks to years) before the next flare-up. Some people can exhibit all the symptoms, and others may have an asymptomatic gout, in which no symptoms are present despite high uric acid content.
How to treat Gout?
Call or Book your online Doctor Visit
Talk to a doctor over the Phone/ Tablet
If needed pick up your medication at the pharmacy