If you have suffered through an episode of gout, you can attest to the extreme discomfort that can arise. Gout is a complex form of arthritis that can be acute or chronic. When uric acid builds up in the bloodstream, needle-like crystals form in your joints and cause inflammation and pain. In the foot, this condition most often affects the big toe joint and the discomfort can be severe. The proper diet for gout will avoid foods that increase uric acid and could trigger an attack—this involves food high in purines in particular. Foods to avoid include organ meats, pork, chicken, duck, scallops, sardines, wheat germ, bran, oatmeal, refined sugars, asparagus, cauliflower, and beer.
There are many more to the list and Dr. Gene Reister can help you create the perfect diet plan to avoid an attack. He can also provide effect treatment should you have recurring pain from gout attacks. Don’t hesitate to contact Richardson Podiatry Associates for an appointment today. You can schedule a request online or call our office in Richardson, TX at (972) 690-5374.