New Gout Drug
By Dr. Bruce Theall
September 15, 2010
Category: Toe Pain
Tags: gout   inflammatory arthritis   big toe  

FDA gives an ok to a new gout drug called Krystexxa that is given intravenously to patients who don't respond to traditional gout treatment. Three million adults are estimated to be affected by gout, and about 3 percent of them aren't being helped by the conventional therapy prescribed by many doctors today.

Gout is an inflammatory arthritis that presents with a red, hot, tender, and swollen joint, commonly in the big toe and ankle. Gout attacks happen suddenly, usually overnight and you present with severe pain and swelling of the joint. Gout occurs due to high levels of uric acid in your blood. The uric acid then turns into crystals which cause the inflammation and pain in certain joints. Always make sure to monitor your foot health.

If you have any additional questions about gout visit our video library, contact Gentle Touch Foot Care via our website or by calling (973) 673-3668 to see how you can change your diet and get treatment to help prevent that next painful gout attack.