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    Will cycling help the gout?

    I've had the gout in my big toe for about 3 years now. It's not severe, but it is frequently annoying. Does anyone know if cycling is known to have a positive or adverse effect on gout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toolba
    I've had the gout in my big toe for about 3 years now. It's not severe, but it is frequently annoying. Does anyone know if cycling is known to have a positive or adverse effect on gout?
    from what i know off the top of my head, it won't directly have a pos or neg effect on gout. i could very well be wrong...either way, cycling will be no different than any other aerobic exercise pertaining to your question.

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    gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in your blood.it is quite painful.prescription medicine should make it go away in a few days.

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    I have had the gout for years. Since I began a regular exercise routine, which involves both weight lifting and cycling, I have not had a flare up of gout. I even went so far as to stop taking my allopurinol (a daily medication to keep gout in check). Of course, I am not recommending anyone else stop taking their medications.

    It's purely anecdotal, but exercising and cycling have definitely had a positive impact for me.

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