Gout is an inflammatory condition that can affect any joint in the body, but most frequently the feet, especially the joint at the base of the big toe. This important joint can become hot, swollen, red, and tender to the touch. Gout is caused by the body’s build up of uric acid, which settles in joints and forms very sharp needle-like crystals that attack the soft tissue. These attacks of sharp, intense pain occur suddenly, often during the night. Gout must be diagnosed by a medical professional as it is often difficult to distinguish it from infections, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.
Depth footwear with soft, room toe area to reduce pressure offer a fuller, deeper fit. A Carbon Graphite Plate that easily slips underneath the shoe’s removable footbed can take the flexibility out of footwear to protect inflamed toe joints. We offer many socks that are made with moisture management qualities to help keep feet dry.
Custom orthoses are often recommended by doctors when over-the-counter solutions don’t work. Our certified pedorthists can fill your medical professional’s prescription for custom orthoses and support your doctor’s recovery plan.