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Bullet in the Foot

Henry R. Tseng, D.P.M.

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Some items to reduce joint inflammation caused by gout.


Many of my patients get gouty attacks. It’s typical for men ages 20-60 after a weekend of drinks, shellfish and red meat. The typical symptoms are a hot red swollen toe joint that can be treated with oral meds or a pain injection.


As a podiatrist the worst thing that I see is gangrene. The end result usually ends in an amputation. The key is education and prevention and proper care to stop gangrene.
Gangrene of the heel caused by Diabetes

Diabetic foot ulcers

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of toe and foot amputations. There are ways to prevent foot ulcers and infections leading to amputations.

Shock is bad

Easiest way to reduce shock requires good shoes and insoles: New Balance shoes plus Superfeet orthotics and Ooofos sandals at home.