Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. The sudden, intense, painful joint swelling and stiffness occur when uric acid builds up in the body, and sharp uric acid crystals deposit in the joints -- most often the big toe. Gout can also attack other joints, including ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows.
If you need relief from the painful effects of gout, our doctors can help. We do comprehensive evaluations to assess the extent of your condition. We also work closely with you to determine the effectiveness of treatments and manage the possible side effects. We are leaders in researching therapies for gout and were involved in the development and testing of Krystexxa, a significant advance in the treatment of chronic, severe gout.
Our goal is to relieve the pain associated with acute attacks, prevent future gout attacks, and minimize your risk for long-term complications.