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Keith Taylor

Generally speaking, Richard, exercise is good for gout. But excess uric acid causes joint weakness (and other dangers).

Therefore, exercise has to be carefully managed for gout sufferers. There are general principles, such as avoiding over-exertion. And, avoid over-stressing weakened joints.

On a practical level, exercise should be managed as part of a personal uric acid control plan. Are you currently taking any uric acid control medicine (including herbal)? If not, now is the perfect time to get a uric acid excretion rate test. Talk to your doctor about it. It’s an easy test involving collecting urine output for 24 hours. It gives you more information for controlling uric acid without allopurinol.