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Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid, which is a waste product made by the body. The uric acid forms crystals that collect in the joints, bringing on a gout attack. These attacks can be painful and uncomfortable.
If you have many gout attacks, crystals may form large deposits called tophi. Tophi can damage joints and cause deformity, so it’s important to allow a skilled foot and ankle specialist to diagnose and treat your gout before the condition becomes more severe. The doctors at Ankle & Foot Care Centers are experts at diagnosing and treating gout. To schedule an appointment at one of our 20 Ohio locations, please contact us today.