Understanding Gout

goutYou’ve got to start by knowing a little something about purines to understand gout. You eat purines every day because they’re in many foods. You eat them, and they break down into a waste product called uric acid, which you then excrete through your urine. So far, so good. The problem is that some people ingest too many purines. Too many purines make too much…

Questions and Answers about Gout

54524965 S Gout Toe Pain Big Man Pillow FootSudden pain and swelling in your big toe may be a gout attack. Especially for our patients in Geauga, Cuyahoga, Summit, and Portage counties who may not know much about gout, expert podiatrists Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey want to walk you through some questions and answers about this condition that quite literally attacks your big toe. What is gout? Gout,…