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Former Dallas Cowboy Talks About Gout

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Emmitt Smith, former Dallas Cowboy, joined Fox San Antonio News on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, to talk about the Dallas Cowboys and a health problem he has been dealing with: Gout.

Smith said he has a number of gout flare-ups and urged people dealing with gout to go to www.gout.com to learn more about the condition and to visit their physician for medication and proper medical care.

Gout can be a very painful condition. It is caused by the buildup of uric acid in the joints and most often affects the big toe joint.

Men are more likely to be affected by the condition than women. The main symptom of gout is waking in the middle of the night with an acute throbbing pain in the big toe. The pain usually fades after about three to four hours, but will return within a few months.

Treatments for gout may include a change in diet and medications prescribed by your physician. Your doctor may also recommend applying ice or a cooling lotion during an acute phase.

If you are suffering from gout and would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.

Category: Common Toe Problems

1 Comments to "Former Dallas Cowboy Talks About Gout"

why men more likely attacked by gout?
Posted by Bernard on May 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM

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