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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Gout: True or False | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Gout: True or False

Gout_True_or_False.jpgDo you know the facts about gout and how to prevent it? During the holiday season, we at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists see an increase in the number of patients we treat with this order. Test your knowledge about gout with the true/false statements below:

You don’t have to worry about getting gout until you reach a certain age.

False: Although the group with the greatest risk for getting gout is men, ages 40-60, this disease can affect anyone, at any age. Gout occurs when there is an excess of uric acid built up in the joints which crystallizes and causes extreme pain, swelling and decreased joint mobility.

Gout usually strikes in the big toe joint.

True: This is the most common site for gout. That is partly because uric acid is sensitive to cold temperatures and your toe, being the part of your body farthest from your heart, is the coldest. However, gout can occur in any joint in the body.

A gout attack can be triggered by certain foods.

True: Foods and beverages high in purines, a chemical that has uric acid as a byproduct when it breaks down in your body, can bring on an attack of gout. These include: red meat, shellfish, organ meats, rich sauces, red wine, beer, and brandy. Because these items are often found on holiday menus, our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo treat more patients with gout at this time of the year.

If you just avoid foods that are known to cause gout, then you will not have to worry about getting it.

False: Gout can be triggered by other factors besides food. These include:

·        Stress

·        Chemotherapy

·        Obesity

·        Certain medications and vitamins

·        High blood pressure

·        Diabetes

·        Surgery

There’s no treatment for gout. If you get it, you just have to tough it out.

False: There are medications that the foot doctor can give you to relieve gout symptoms and help prevent future attacks. It’s important to discover what your gout triggers are in order to help reduce the risk of future attacks. If you have suffered from gout, make an appointment at our Aberdeen office to be evaluated. Contact us by calling: 732-566-2841.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Gout: True or False, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen