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What is Gout?

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   Gout is actually a type of arthritis, and one of the most painful.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gout  is a rheumatic disease resulting from deposition of uric acid crystals (monosodium urate) in tissues and fluids within the body. This process is caused by an overproduction or under excretion of [...]

Obesity and Foot Pain

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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is now officially classified as a disease. Considering that our feet carry the entire weight of our bodies, it stands to reason that being overweight or obese can increase your odds of experiencing foot pain. Even being twenty-five pounds overweight increases your chances of foot and/or ankle pain. Extra weight causes additional strain on [...]