Our expert says:
Thank you for your e-mail. Gout is an inflammatory arthritic condition that is caused by high uric acid levels in your blood. I would suggest that you consult with your doctor to do the necessary blood test to test for gout.
There are various causes for painfull feet and a thorough history is important to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the correct treatment: symptoms, what caused the pain, how long ago did it start, is the condition aggravated by activity or shoewear. Biomechanical abnormailties during the gait cycle could cause pain/ symptoms in various parts of the lower limb. I would suggest that you consult with a podiatrist for and assessment and treatment. For your nearest podiatrist contact Podiatry Association of South Africa www.podiatrist.co.za or 0861 100 249
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