The underlying cause of gout is an increase in the bodies urate content. This in excess accumulates and gets deposited as crystals at various sites in the body especially joints and particularly cartilage as well as just under the skin. It can come on suddenly and be very painful.
What can be done by a Podiatrist?
Any pain in the joint benefits from being assessed. A Podiatrist can help with an accurate diagnosis and help get an effective treatment plan in place.