Steps To Take When Your Gout Flares

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are over, but the aftereffects of indulging in your favorite green beverage may just now be hitting you—with a gout attack. Beer flows freely on this mischievous holiday, and it is one of the worst triggers for this painful form of arthritis. If an attack hits your big toe, taking steps is the last thing you want to do, but here are a few that might make you feel better:

Once we’ve diagnosed the problem and outlined your treatment, the main thing is to be patient. Yes, it is hard to put your life on hold for a painful big toe (or other joint), but a few days rest in bed following our instructions will usually allow the gout attack to subside. If you are careful, you may not have another one for years—or ever. That would be something to celebrate!

Author Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center

You Might Also Enjoy...

Home Care Tips To Resolve Heel Pain

We treat many different lower limb conditions and injuries, but one of the leading causes for visits to our offices is heel pain. In part, this can be explained by the fact there are several possible causes for pain in your heels.

Why Your Blisters Might Be Your Shoes' Fault

If you have a huge blister, or one that has popped and looks as if it may be infected, call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, or Granby, CO to come in for treatment.

When Children’s Feet Point In, Out, Or Down

The foot specialists at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center want to put your mind at rest: in-toeing, out-toeingand toe walking are very common in those early months, and most of the time the issues will resolve on their own as your child grows.