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By gary@hurtheel.com
March 05, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

Jacques ChiracJacques Chirac, previous president of France, is currently in the hospital because of gout in his leg. Chirac was experiencing pain intense enough to require professional attention, but a source close to his family says there is little cause for concern. “It’s not serious at all,” the source said. “His leg has been hurting for two days, which is apparently related to an episode of gout that has caused him a lot of pain.”

His gout and other health concerns, such as the kidney operation he had in December, have caused the 81-year-old Chirac to retreat from the public attention. The retired president is being examined at the American Hospital in Neuilly.

Gout typically occurs in older individuals who eat too many foods that contain uric acid. It’s a painful and uncomfortable disease that often requires professional medical treatment. If you’re looking for this kind of treatment, consult with podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will help you identify the habits that caused you to get this disease and suggest adequate care options.

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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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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Peripheral Arterial DiseaseElderly reverend Grahame Stephens was taken to emergency care recently for complications rising from ulcers on his ankle. In the beginning, doctors thought a simple solution to the problem was Stephens high blood pressure.

However, the sores got worse. Doctors observed their diagnosis a second time and discovered that the reverend’s troubles were really produced by major blockage in his leg’s main vein. Stephens had to experience an extreme quantity of surgery before the ulcers were able to be re-treated, this time with procedures normal for ulcers triggered by blood vessel obstruction.

Your feet are an important part of your body. If you believe you are suffering from a systemic disease, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.  

Systemic Diseases of the Foot

Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis.

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. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

Diabetes mellitus- is an increase in the level of blood sugar in which the body cannot counteract with the insulin in the body. When the body doesn’t produce enough insulin this is a factor in Diabetes.

Diabetes of the Feet:

●Diabetic Neuropathy – may lead to damaged nerves and affect the feet through numbness and loss of sensation.

●Peripheral Vascular Disease- can restrict the blood flow to the feet, and often times lead to amputation of the feet. 

For more information on systemic diseases of the foot, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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