shikamboo (shikamboo) wrote in runners,

running with gout

I was diagnosed with gout yesterday. My big toe joint got extremely arthritic starting on Friday, and by Saturday night, I could barely put any pressure on that foot. It's getting better now, but I still have some stiffness/pain and limited range of motion.

Have any of you had issues with gout? How long after an episode do you wait before returning to running? I could probably run on it today, but it seems like a bad idea. Also, if you have any tips to prevent flareups in the future, that would be great. None of the risk factors (old age, male, lots of meat, lots of booze) fit me, so I'm not sure what I can do.

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