How do you Treat Gout in your Foot?
You need to now how to Treat Gout in your Foot? Read here!
To treat gout on foot, rest is the ideal remedy to cure the gout attack. Indeed, it is advisable to remain calm as much as possible and to rest as long as the pain has not subsided. In addition, it is not recommended to cover the painful areas. Also, it is advisable to apply an ice pack on the affected joints and to do the correct diet. Gout can evolve by affecting several joints and lead to renal complications if not well treated.
But a distinction must be made between two different stages of gout treatment: treatment of the attack and treatment of the hyperuricaemia.
Treatment of the gout attack combines rest of the affected joint (in bed, therefore, for a foot joint) and therefore a work stoppage until the attack disappears, with measures against pain: ice bladder on the joint combined with painkillers (either the traditional colchicine or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Treatment of hyperuricemia consists in hypo-uricemics, the basic treatment for gout. If the uricemia is brought back to normal, the gout attacks disappear. It is therefore understood that if this basic treatment is implemented at the stage of acute gout, the patient is cured (at the imperative price of taking the drug daily), but that if it is administered at the stage of chronic gout, the gout will no longer evolve but the joint damage that has already occurred will not be reversible.
In practice, a hypouricemic treatment is only recommended when the number of attacks is more than one per year.
This treatment should always be started at a distance from an attack and under cover of anti-inflammatory medication or colchicine for a few months (otherwise there is a risk of triggering a new attack).
Different types of hypouricemic drugs are used: those that reduce the production of uric acid (including the classic allopurinol), or those that increase the renal elimination of uric acid (uricosurics), depending on the mechanism. The aim of the treatment is to suppress the attacks, to bring the uric acid level below 60 mg/litre (hence the need to check this level periodically to adjust the doses of the drug if necessary).
From a dietary point of view, it is necessary to avoid products that raise uric acid: food (offal, shellfish in particular) and drinks (cooked wines, strong alcohols, beer even without alcohol and especially sodas) and to recommend those that lower it (milk and dairy products, fruit containing vitamin C: orange, grapefruit, cherries).