You slip into bed at night, only to be woken hours later by a burning pain so terrible, even the weight of the sheets on your foot feels unbearable! When you look down, your big toe is red and swollen. And you’re wondering: what’s causing this pain in my big toe, and how can I get rid of it?
In my Houston podiatry practice, when patients come in complaining with this kind of sudden pain in their big toe joint, I most often diagnose them with gout.
Luckily, we can offer quick relief for the burning pain of gout. Then, we can recommend lifestyle changes that can help prevent future flare ups. But we’ll need your cooperation, because gout flares are often triggered by poor dietary choices. So, to help keep the burning pain of gout at bay, keep reading for more information about this painful form of arthritis. And call our office for an immediate appointment if your big toe feels like it’s on fire. Because we can often offer same-day emergency appointments, and get you pain relief faster than you might imagine!