ERIC WEINSTEIN, DPM
817 Coral Ridge Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33071
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Broward Health Weston
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Weston, FL 33326
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In rectitude of Gout Awareness Day, actor Jim Belushi has collaborated with Savient Pharmaceutical and CreakyJoints, a patient support group in an effort to educate the public about the misjudged condition of gout. The video they have created shows experiences from real people who experience the condition every day.
Belushi continues to aim awareness and encourages education about gout to communities. The informative video released on Gout Awareness Day takes on real-world experiences and physician's perspective on the condition. "Gout is a difficult condition to understand unless you or someone you're close to has experienced it," said Belushi, "We hope that this effort will inspire people with gout to speak up and have similarly candid conversations about gout online, in their local communities and with their doctors.”
Your feet are an important part of your body. If you believe you are suffering from gout, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Eric Weinstein of Broward Foot Care. Dr. Weinstein can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
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 of them to recover.
Known in the past as “the disease of kings”, Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. 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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Gout is a condition where small crystals of uric acid begin to form in the joints and cause inflammation and pain. Once known as the “Disease of Kings” as it affected monarchs including King Henry VIII, gout is now affecting more individuals with hospital admissions doubling in a decade in the U.K. It is a type of arthritis and typically affects the big toe.
Experts on this blame excessive eating and drinking for the increase in those prone to obesity. There are risk factors for gout other than alcohol and food consumption and those include: high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Your feet are an important part of your body, and if you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Eric Weinstein of Broward Foot Care. Dr. Weinstein can diagnose your injury as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
Obesity and your Feet
Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, additional weight can result in pain and swelling and contribute to foot complications.
Problems & Complications
Extra Weight – Even a few extra pounds could create serious complications.
Diabetes – People who are overweight are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has an impact on the health of your feet.
Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger plantar fasciitis.
Footwear – Specialty footwear that supports your joints, arches, and ankles, and allows room for good circulation is an option to mitigate pressure and pain.
Orthotics – These special inserts are inserted into shoes to absorb shock and also support your arches and keep feet properly aligned.
Exercise – Exercise will help alleviate the pain and give your feet the strength they need to support your body.
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