Arthritis and Rheumatologypublished a study suggesting that cherries may be able to provide aid for gout patients. Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that consists of an overproduction and crystallization of uric acid. This uric acid can create instances of swelling and severe pain in joints.
Researchers involved in the study monitored the rate of gout attacks and medications in over six hundred patients throughout a one year span, focusing on two day control periods involving subjects consuming either cherries or cherry extracted products. Researchers were able to conclude that both cherries and their extracts reduced the risk of a near-immediate gout attack by 35%.
Gout can make living uneasy. If you are struggling with gout or any other form of foot or ankle arthritis, see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will provide the podiatric care that you need.
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 for them to fully recover.
Known in the past as “the disease of kings,” Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. 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.
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