Gout Support Group

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in joints. It is an intensely painful disease, which in most cases affects only one joint (monoarthritis), most commonly the big toe. The classic picture is of excruciating and sudden pain, swelling, redness, warmness and stiffness in the joint. Low-grade fever may also be present.

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getting gout by walking too much?

I have tried this gluten free diet and it's seemed to help.
I cut out wheat and yeast for the most part too.
But i still get flare ups when I walk to much especially.
Has anyone else experenced this?

I am on allopurinol,cherry juice, epsom salt, castor oil compresses,

indocin and colchine for emergency's
it's awful



I have experience getting gout from walking to much but when i asked my speacalist about this he said he didnt think so but i had went to an amusement park and 2 days later i had a gout flare up and also a long day of shopping the next day a gout flare up, i do feel that there is a link for some people for walking to trigger their gout

I have found that to much stress on any joint can cause a flare up.

I changed jobs four months ago, where I was on my feet for 50 to 60 hours a week to a office job where I mostly sit at a desk all day, and I have noticed a big diffence in the way my legs and feet feel. You can also try getting orthotics for your shoes. That has also helped me alot.

I agree with you with the Colchine. I take one pill once a day. But if I have a flair up I do not dare take more then tree a day or I will get very sick.

I do agree. It seems I get flares after Yoga classes. I can not for the life of me figure out what causes it as I have tried the diet thing and I ate MUCH worse proeviously with no attacks. Scince eating well and working out. I can get rid of them!