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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to exercise (walk) with active gout flare?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
No: Will only cause more inflammation and pain. Wait until symptoms are gone.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I have gout; can I still walk for exercise?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Of course. Gout does not prevent you from doing activities such as walking. However, if you have an acute flare-up with a red, swollen toe, for example, the pain may limit you - in that case, taking certain medications for gout and pain medications as recommended by your doctor should help.

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Last updated Apr 30, 2019

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