Meats and seafood are delicious and rich in nutrients. They are important to us because they give us the building blocks we need to grow and repair our bodies. They are not without their drawbacks, though, and overdoing it can lead to health problems. Some of them serious. One condition that can be caused by overindulging in rich foods is gout. Gout is a type of arthritis.
Gout: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment
BOTTOM OF FOOT PAIN- Causes, Treatment, Prevention
Gout is a disorder in which uric acid crystals accumulate in the joints. The sharp edges of these crystals irritate the soft tissue of the joints, and cause inflammation and pain. Uric acid crystals are the waste products formed when purines, which are part of the nucleic acids that make up the genes, break down. A number of other conditions can cause symptoms similar to those of gout. Gout commonly affects a single joint initially, most often the joint of the big toe. Hydroxyapatite pseudopodagra is a disorder that manifests via a similar pattern of pain and swelling in the first metatarsophalangeal joint, which is the joint where the big toe meets the bones of the foot 4.
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Pain in your big toe joint can make you miserable. Even though the joints of the toes are small, they are important for healthy foot functioning. These joints endure significant weight-bearing stress.
This is an arthritic condition that occurs primarily on the feet, although it certainly can manifest itself in other parts of the body. This condition is associated with hyperuricemia which is an increased amount of uric acid crystals circulating through the blood, however, not all people with hyperuricemia experience gout attacks. In gout pain many patients will complain of a sudden onset of pain occurring early in the morning while asleep. The theory behind this is that when sleeping, the feet are elevated and there is a slight diminishment of blood to the feet which in turn decreases the temperature of the feet just enough for the uric acid to crystallize gout crystals in the joint of the foot and create pain.