What is Gout?
Gout is a type of arthritis that develops from high levels of uric acid.
What Causes Gout in Ankle?
The body produces uric acid to break down purines. In addition to the body having natural purines in all cells, purine is also in certain foods, such as:
- Red meat
- Sugary drinks
When too much uric acid is produced, crystals can form, resulting in gout and related symptoms developing.
Symptoms of Gout in Ankle
When gout affects the ankle, symptoms may include:
- Ankle pain
- Ankle swelling
- Ankle redness
- The ankle feels warm
- Ankle stiffness
- Reduced range of motion
If you or a loved one experience any of the above gout symptoms, it's important to seek diagnosis and treatment to reduce the risk of the condition worsening.
Treatments for Gout in Ankle
SOS ankle doctors are experienced in diagnosing and treating gout that causes ankle pain and other ankle problems. The SOS team has the specialized medical knowledge and methods to diagnose gout.
Gout treatment options include, but are not limited to:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Certain pain relief medications
- Medications that limit the body's uric acid production
- Medications that aid in eliminating excess uric acid
- Diet changes
Do You or a Loved One Have Gout? Get Diagnosed and Treated.
Over the years, SOS has provided patients with personalized treatments and total orthopedic care for gout. To talk with a doctor about how we may be able to provide the gout symptom relief you're looking for...