Here at the office of Dr. Robert L. Potempa, our gout treatment in Chicago is known for being the best in the area. Gout is an arthritic condition that is characterized by sudden and severe feelings of pain, redness, and tenderness in the joints, and most often the pain is felt in the joint that is located at the base of the big toe. Gout occurs more often in men than women, but women do develop gout on occasion. Women become more susceptible to the condition after they have gone through menopause. Many people who are experiencing acute attacks of gout feel as if their big toe is on fire. If you think you might have gout, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Potempa for gout treatment in Chicago as soon as possible so that we can give you the relief you need. You will be pleased to know that gout is in fact treatable, and that along with treatment we can give you recommendations in order to prevent gout from attacking again in the future.
In order to confirm a diagnosis of gout, Dr. Potempa will perform a physical examination, and may also use a joint fluid test and/or a blood test in order to secure the diagnosis. From there, we can begin gout treatment in Chicago. Most gout treatments involve the use of specialized medications designed to relieve your symptoms. We also often recommend lifestyle changes to help you cope with and prevent future attacks, such as drinking enough water, avoiding alcohol, eating healthy proteins, and limiting your intake of meat. This combination of medication and lifestyle choices is often highly successful in treating gout for our patients.
If you would like to learn more about our gout treatment in Chicago, or any of the other various services that Dr. Potempa has to offer, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to read through all of the additional information we have made available for our patients. If you have any remaining questions or concerns, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Potempa, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here so that we can assist you. We look forward to working with you, and we hope to see you here at Dr. Potempa’s office soon.