@KEEPGOINGGIRL2 - I don't know if your problem has been resolved or not, but here goes.
I also suffer from gout. After about 5 episodes of gout, lasting anywhere from 5-78 days, I decided that I should get more exercise. But first, I had to upgrade my walking shoes. I went the route of getting fitted at an athletic shoe store. I found out during the fitting that my feet are different sizes with one requiring a wide shoe, but also a 1/2 size shorter than the other. I got Dr. Scholl's pad inserts for the newly fit shoes to correct a falling arch, and figured I had the gout beaten. I found out differently, when the next month I had a recurring gout episode. So I did some internet searching for causes and possible corrections I could apply. As you probably know, gout is the result of a buildup of uric acid around the joints, and may not be limited to one joint. In my case, I was able to determine that my diet was the major culprit of the uric acid buildup, primarily from meat, fish, and poultry, one or the other of which I generally ate twice a day. In addition, on the 2 days immediately preceding the episode, my sodium intake was well above what it should be. This was about 3 months ago; I've had no episodes since. My daughter, a nurse living on the other side of the country, told me that I should also drastically reduce mushrooms in my diet, and no longer use salt. I now have lowered my daily intake of meat, poultry and fish to about 5 oz, and only have mushrooms as a small ingredient in gravies and sauces. I hope this information helps.
Edited by: BUB001 at: 10/3/2013 (00:49)
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