Gout is an inflammatory condition that can affect any joint in the body, but most frequently the feet, especially the joint at the base of the big toe. This important joint can become hot, swollen, red and tender to the touch. Gout is caused by the body’s build up of uric acid, which settles in joints and forms very sharp needle-like crystals that attack the soft tissue. These attacks of sharp, intense pain occur suddenly, often during the night. Gout must be diagnosed by a medical professional as it is often difficult to distinguish it from infections, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Depth footwear with soft, room toe area to reduce pressure offer a fuller, deeper fit. A Carbon Graphite Plate that easily slips underneath the shoe’s removable footbed can take the flexibility out of footwear to protect inflamed toe joints. We offer many socks that are made with moisture management qualities to help keep feet dry.
Custom orthoses are often recommended by doctors when over-the-counter solutions don’t work. Our certified pedorthists can fill your medical professional’s prescription for custom orthoses and support your doctor’s recovery plan.
Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a diagnosis. A qualified allied medical professional should fit all therapeutic footwear purchases. These shoes are available over-the-counter with or without a prescription. Therapeutic footwear offered through this site does not treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. Always consult your physician for questions pertaining to your specific diagnosis and treatment protocol. Product Specialists will be happy to speak to you about any recommendations your doctor may have provided, or information regarding recommendations based on biomechanical principles. Please call 1.800.728.6247.