Arthritis is a painful disease that inflames joints. Our feet are particularly susceptible to arthritis symptoms because they bear the weight of the entire body. In fact, each foot contains thirty-three joints. When arthritis strikes feet, life can be miserable.
Three types of arthritis particularly affect the feet. They are:
Gout is a chronic disease. It is characterized by severe attacks, primarily to the big toe. If you’ve been diagnosed with gout, you are keenly aware of how debilitating it can be. It is aggravated by weight gain and triggered by certain foods and beverages, such as meat and beer. And gout is more common in men than in women.
If you’ve already been diagnosed with gout and have modified your diet, you may still be having attacks. You may have been prescribed a medication called Allopurinol, but it often doesn’t work. Colchicine can be helpful for some patients, but it often includes nasty side effects, such as stomach upset and nausea, and will not treat severe cases of gout.
Dr. Baldinger specializes in treating gout. His first goal is to reduce your pain as quickly as possible. Next, a long-term management protocol is be put in place with the goal of preventing more painful attacks in the future.
Here’s what our Gout care treatment looks like:
We are committed to helping our patients live their lives to the fullest, without the fear of gout attacks.
Dr. Baldinger provides thoughtful, specialized care. After thirty years of experience in the successful treatment of arthritis and gout, he can help relieve and manage your pain – so life can be more enjoyable.
Let’s Get You Moving Again!