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How Do You Know if You Have Gout?

Gout is usually caused by a condition known as hyperuricermia, where there is too much uric acid being produced. Typically, the body will make uric acid to break down purine, which is a molecule found in foods consumed such as beer, red meats, or seafood. Common symptoms are joint pain, swelling or redness, and restriced motion range. 

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We, United Foot and Ankle, strive to give the best care and treatment to our patients. If any of these symptoms are familar to you or any loved ones, please feel free to contact any of our offices at (732) 979-2035. We are located in East Brunswick, Keyport, Perth Amboy, and Bayonne, New Jersey. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Bunions, as known as hallux valgus, develops from a structural problem in the bones of the foot and the toes. This means that the bones do not line up properly anymore causing the joint of the big toe to stick out.

Ingrown Toenails

What causes ingrown toenails? Some contributors are: nail is too large for toe, tight shoe wear, trauma to the nail, inadequate grooming or trimming, and poor hygiene.

Sport Injuries

The benefit of sports and physical activity outweigh the risks of injury, but on some occasions it can happen.

Plantar Warts

A wart is a small growth on the skin due to a virus that has infected the skin on the feet. This is common among children, adolescents, and elderly.

Flat Feet

Flat feet is when the foot has a no arch or a very low arch. This is very common among individuals and, usually, stems from childhood as well.

How Can Diabetes Affect My Feet?

Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the immune system begins to attack the cells in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body lacks insulin to break down the sugar.