What to Know About Gout

August 17, 2021

Gout can affect anyone, but it more often affects men than it does women. In fact, men can be three times more likely to get gout than women because they have higher levels of uric acid most of their lives. Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team provides some more helpful information about this painful form of arthritis below, so keep reading! What gout is: Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by recurrent attacks ...

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Am I at Risk of Pulling a Muscle?

August 3, 2021

You probably know that stretching and warming up before exercising is important, but do you know why? Physical exertion on cold, stiff muscles increases your risk of pulling a muscle, which is painful and can cause long-lasting discomfort. Our AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah team provides further information on muscle strains below, so keep reading! Why Is Stretching Important? Stretching is one of the most underrated components of maintaining proper muscle health. It can be easy ...

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