What Launches Gout Attacks?


Tis the season for cocktail parties, festive dinners, celebratory eating and—gout. At Superior Foot & Ankle Care Center, we expect to see more patients coming to us with gout at this time of year. We’ll often hear how after a holiday party they went home to bed only to wake up in the middle of […]

Dietary Choices That Trigger Gout


What is Gout and How is it Triggered? Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. A gout attack is characterized by sudden and severe episodes of pain, warmth, and swelling in a joint. Its underlying cause is a build-up of uric acid in the body over time. Uric acid is the resultant substance […]

Does Your Foot Pain Signal a Serious Condition?


You might be surprised to learn that many diseases have foot pain as one of their symptoms. Problems with the thyroid can cause nerve sensations in the feet; or degeneration in the lower back might irritate the nerves of the spine, impeding sensation in the feet. Learning what signs to look for could improve your […]

How to eat Right for Proper Foot Health


Everything from regular exercise to foot massage is essential for maintaining your foot health. In addition, it is important to practice good nutritional habits in order to keep your feet healthy. Certain foods such as those that are high in sugar can cause inflammation, particularly in your feet. This inflammation can have a significant, and […]

Gout: Its Causes and Treatments


How to Identify and Treat Gout For many people, a life full of “extremes” is a highly enjoyable one. Just ask the lovers of extreme sports, foods, or fitness. However, it’s another thing altogether when it comes to the element of extreme pain. Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, can be the cause of such […]