Gout Treatment in Upper East Side, NYC


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Gout services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by the accumulation of uric acid crystals getting trapped in joints and causing severe pain. The big toe is one of the most common places for gout attacks, but other joints can be impacted as well.

Athlete’s Foot Treatment NYC

Aire Podiatry Studio is located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, provide comprehensive care for gout.

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Symptoms of a foot gout flare-up include:

  • Intense pain: A sudden, stabbing pain that can be so bad the bed sheets hurt to lay on it.
  • Swelling: A red, swollen and tender joint.
  • Warmth: The painful area may be hot to the touch compared to the same joint on your other foot.
  • Limited mobility: Moving the joint can be so painful that weight bearing activities are intolerable.
  • Nighttime discomfort: Gout attacks often wake you up at night with pain.

When to Seek Professional Care for Gout

Professional medical care is advisable if you are having a gout flare-up. Consult a healthcare provider if you:

  • Have sudden, severe stabbing pain in a joint in your foot.
  • Notice the painful region is red, hot, and swollen.
  • Have a temperature of 100.4 or higher
  • Experience frequent flare ups or have previously been diagnosed with gout
  • Have been diagnosed with kidney problems or are taking medications that can affect uric acid levels.

Different Treatment Options for Gout Flare-Ups

Treatment for a gout flare-up involves managing symptoms and reducing inflammation. Treatment for chronic gout involves addressing the high uric acid levels causing the gout. Treatments options may include:

  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): your doctor can prescribe medication which can help reduce pain during a gout attack.
  • Colchicine: This medication is taken during the early stages of a flare to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
  • Corticosteroids: Oral or injected corticosteroids relieve discomfort from inflammation and pain.
  • Rest and Elevation: Resting the affected foot and keeping it elevated above the level of your heart can reduce swelling and pain.
  • Fluid Intake: Water can help flush out excess uric acid from the body.
  • Dietary Changes: Uric acid crystals can be caused by foods rich in purines. Reducing consumption of organ meats, seafood, sugary beverages, and alcohol can help prevent future flare-ups.
  • Medications to Lower Uric Acid: If you have frequent gout attacks, lowering uric acid levels to prevent future flare-ups may be achieved via medications.
  • Lifestyle Changes:Exercise, staying hydrated, and maintaining a healthy diet can help manage uric acid levels.

Gout Treatment in NYC: Finding the Right Specialist

Acute flare-ups are best controlled with prompt treatment and chronic gout can be managed via lifestyle adjustments and medications to maintain healthy uric acid levels. If you suspect you have gout, seek treatment from a podiatrist who can provide relief and will work to prevent complications from this condition.

Gout Treatment in Manhattan

Don’t wait for your gout to get worse. Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule a consultation online today.
Suffering from other foot problems? We treat a wide range of issues covering sports injuries, achilles tendonitis and bunions. Our friendly team of specialists are ready and waiting to help you heal.

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