The main cause of gout in the foot is the buildup of too much uric acid in the blood. The cause of hyperuricemia, or uric acid buildup, is not known, but it is commonly attributed to genetic factors, according to WebMD... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Typical gout treatment for the foot includes rest, ice for swelling and short-term medication such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, colchicine and/or oral corticosteroids, depending on the patient's co... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A home remedy for treating gout is to use a cold compress on the inflamed joint for 20 to 30 minutes several times a day, notes WebMD. Another home remedy is to rest the joint, placing it on a pillow or other soft surfac... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The basic cause of gout is an elevated uric acid level in the blood, which allows for the formation of urate crystals in a person's joints, Mayo Clinic states. The body excretes uric acid via the kidneys, so elevated blo... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Colchicine treats gout by stopping inflammation that uric acid crystals cause. It does not reduce uric acid levels in the body, but it has long been a source of relief for attacks of gout, especially for people who are u... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Gout is the result of a buildup of uric acid in the body that causes needle-like deposits of urate crystals in the soft tissues or joints in the body, according to the American College of Rheumatology. This condition is ... More »

People with gout should follow a low-purine diet, as this disease is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid from the breakdown of purines. A low-purine diet can help treat and prevent future gout attacks. More » Health Nutrition & Diets