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GoutGout does cluster within families, and there’s an increased risk for individuals who have close relatives affected with the condition, according to the University of Nottingham in England. Individuals who have affected first-degree relatives such as parents, offspring or siblings have the highest risk in acquiring gout. Secondly, individuals whose relatives affected such as grandparents, uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews have a slightly but not so greater risk as first degree relatives in acquiring gout, the researchers reported online in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Gout is believed to have a heritable component, but according to med page Today environmental impacts play a role as well such as obesity, hypertension, diuretic use, and diets high in purines and alcohol. "Currently, the balance between genetic and environmental contributions is still unclear," observed Kuo and colleagues.

If you believe you are suffering from gout, you should seek out the care of podiatrist Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.  

What is gout?

Diseases of the feet can affect the whole body, and symptoms usually arise within the feet. A condition like gout can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable.  The pain caused by this disease is often so agonizing that it requires elevation of the feet and some time off of them to recover.

Known in the past as “the disease of kings”, Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body.  This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Although these are common symptoms of the diseases others include joint pain, extreme fatigue and a high fever.  Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Kyle RudolphMinnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is off the field after fracturing his foot during a game at Dallas. Coach Leslie Frazier called the Rudolph’s injury a ‘significant loss’, with Rudolph to miss Thursday’s game against Washington.

“That was on the touchdown play,” Frazier said, “He just got twisted there. I think (a Cowboys player) fell on his foot when he was tackling him. It was a very significant injury for him for our team.” Although the coach has high hopes for Rudolph’s recovery other players will step up to fill Rudolph’s position for now.  

A broken foot can place a burden on your participation in sports and your active lifestyle. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.  

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

· Bruising
· Pain
· Redness
· Swelling
· Blue (foot)
· Numbness
· Cold
· Misshapen
· Cuts
· Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Lucas Glover during the final round of the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.Professional golfer Lucas Glover is participating in the Wyndham Championship at any cost, even if that means playing with an injured toe. Glover was forced to withdraw from Wednesday’s pro-am after breaking his middle toe on his daughter’s crib.

However, that did not stop Glover from going into the open-round tee the next day, and now is even more determined to press onward. “He was dead set on playing,” manager Marc Barnhardt said to Golf Channel, “he had to withdraw last year because of his knee and he considers this a home game. He’s determined to play if he can.”

Suffering from a broken toe can be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. can assess your injury and provide you with the best treatment options for your needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

· throbbing pain
· swelling
· bruising on the skin and toenail
· the inability to move the toe with ease.
· toe appears crooked or disfigured
· tingling or numbness in the toe
· injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape.

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Jennifer Aniston Engaged Justin Theroux - Relationship Talk EllenA broken toe is not a joke and a pretty excruciating injury to tolerate. Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston has her fiancé to thank for her latest injury. The actress’ beau Justin Theroux accidentally stepped on her toe recently causing it to break.

“Not to out my sweet, sweet fiancé, but he has a big foot and wears these boots. He stepped on my toe, broke it, and I felt it” the actress told E! Online. Aniston, who presently stars in the new flick We’re The Millers is still able to endorse the new film. Theroux and Aniston have not set a nuptial date yet but odds are with a broken toe it will not be in the close future.

Suffering from a broken toe can be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. can assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

· throbbing pain
· swelling
· bruising on the skin and toenail
· the inability to move the toe with ease.
· toe appears crooked or disfigured
·  tingling or numbness in the toe
· fever or chills throughout the body
· open, bleeding wound present on the injured toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours during the first two days after the fracture.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery; especially when the big toe has been broken. Pain associated with minor toe fractures can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications, and prescription pain killers may be necessary for severe toe fractures. The healing time for a broken toe is approximately four to six weeks. In severe cases where the toe becomes infected or requires surgery, healing time can take up to eight weeks or more.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.



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