Gout Specialist & Services

Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota


Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists are dedicated to providing the best treatment care for gout available. Our board-certified podiatrist has completed additional fellowship training in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot, ankle, and lower leg disorders. Whether it’s routine preventive care or complex reconstructive surgery, we employ the most advanced treatments to ensure our patients get the desired results.

At Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, we use cutting-edge technology such as the Remy Class IV Laser Treatment, 3D printing and patient-specific implants/instrumentation (PSI) to provide customized surgery with superior outcomes. We also understand that education is a vital part of any treatment plan; for this reason, our staff takes the time to clearly explain everything you need to know about your condition before presenting potential solutions.

Our commitment is always to put your health first while providing individualized and compassionate care. We strive to create an atmosphere that is attentive to your needs so that you can get back on your feet again as quickly as possible with excellent standards of quality care. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your foot or ankle condition, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here for you!


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    What is Gout?

    Gout is a complex medical condition often presenting as a painful accumulation of crystallized uric acid in and around the joints. Although it frequently targets the big toe, gout is not limited to this region and can affect other foot and ankle joints. This results in discomfort and potential difficulties in mobility.

    Gout tends to develop due to two Primary Causes:

    • Either an overproduction of uric acid within the body or
    • Due to the body’s inability to effectively eliminate uric acid.

    Signs and Symptoms of Gout

    Gout in the foot manifests as a sudden and severe pain in the joint, often in the middle of the night or upon waking. The afflicted joint, commonly the big toe, becomes red, swollen, and feels hot to the touch. The area can be so tender that even the weight of a sheet can seem intolerable. Over time, gout attacks can become more frequent and prolonged, leading to joint damage and potential loss of mobility.

    If left untreated, tophi or hard lumps of uric acid crystals may form in and around the joint and under the skin, further exacerbating discomfort and mobility issues. These symptoms are not definitive, and it’s essential to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Dealing with gout can be a painful experience, with patients often struggling with severe pain that hampers their day-to-day activities.

    Symptoms Associated with Gout Include:

    • Warmth
    • Swelling
    • inflammation
    • Limited range of motion in the affected joints

    If not treated timely, gout can result in persistent pain, and frequent flare-ups, and can even cause lasting damage to the joints.

    Evaluation and Treatment

    To effectively cope with gout, it is of utmost importance to consult with Dr. Jason Spector, a podiatry specialists who can accurately diagnose your condition and create a comprehensive treatment plan that fully caters to your unique needs. Our team is committed to resolving your gout-related ailments and restoring you to optimal health. Rest assured, your quality of life is our top priority. Contact us today!

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