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‘Twas the night after the big holiday party, and all through your toe, was terrible pain that just would not let go. This nod to the season, while poetic, doesn’t erase the discomfort that comes with a gout attack. Awakened in the middle of the night with stabbing pain in the joint of your big toe or your heel, this type of arthritis can severely limit your activities. So how can you avoid gout and keep it from ruining your enjoyment of the holidays?

Gout is caused by urate crystals accumulating in your joints, which happens when your kidneys don’t process the uric acid in your blood adequately. Certain foods and drinks produce high levels of uric acid when your body processes them. Red or organ meats, shellfish, and foods with lots of fructose are culprits, as well as alcohol and certain medications.

The best way to avoid gout is to avoid the triggers that set it off. Unfortunately, these are the very things that are set out to tempt us at those holiday parties. Prime rib, shrimp dip, liver pate, that special mixed drink that your uncle presents with a flourish every year, and all the sugary carbonated beverages really do a number on your system. So you need to decide: is indulging in your favorites really worth the risk of ruining your holiday with the throbbing pain and limitations of a gout attack?

There are alternatives. When you gather with family or friends, take along one of your favorite safe dishes or drinks. That way you will always have something to nibble or sip. If you succumb to temptation and end up with an attack, call Dr. Marco Vargas and Dr. Joyce Lee at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists in Sugar Land for help. The number is 888-784-5335, or you can request an appointment online. We want to help you have a pain free and happy holiday season!


Winning a game or taking care of your family means a lot to you. Pain should not get in the way! We can successfully treat hundreds of foot problems.
Visit our beautiful Sugar Land, Texas (TX) or Katy, Texas (TX) podiatry office. Find high-quality, tested foot care products in our store.
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"My whole experience was great and Dr. Vargas and his staff are wonderful! The best part for me, though, is that I can now wear athletic shoes, slippers and heels with no pain."

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Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 150
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Podiatry Office In Katy, TX
23410 Grand Reserve Drive, Suite 804
Katy, TX 77494

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Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land podiatry office offers the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 281.397.3487 today!

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