Recognizing And Treating Lower Extremity Gout: A Discussion

 

 

 

Gout is an inflammatory arthritis that results from hyperuricemia, from either the body’s overproduction or underexcretion of uric acid. It typically presents with acute onset, can be recurrent and the vast majority is monoarticular in presentation. The first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) is involved in 90 percent of individuals with gout. Gout can result in joint deterioration and destruction.

This publication in Podiatry Today, by Dr. Romansky contains the following sections specifically related to gout:

  • A Guide To The Stages Of Gout

  • What Are The Reliable Diagnostic Indicators Of Gout?

  • Pertinent Insights On Acute Therapy

  • Key Pearls On Intercritical And Chronic Gout Therapy

  • Emphasizing The Importance Of A Rheumatologist Consult

  • Case Study: When A 75-Year-Old Patient Presents With Progressive Swelling In The Legs And Feet Over Six Days
     

You may find the entire article, here.