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@nobody – Slight misunderstanding, what I am saying is not to wait 6 months before stretching the joint but to have uric acid under control (in the safe zone) and if 6 months pass with no attacks then the majority of crystals should be dissolved allowing a further buffer when attempting stretching exercises. BigA is able to walk and run so why risk it just yet (providing there is intention to lower uric acid in general).

On reversible joint damage, yes keeping joints in the same place for too long may cause this but as stated he is able to walk and run. Secondly if another attack is provoked as a result of stretching he is further increasing chances of joint damage and another load of pain relieving medications.