has anyone tried physical theraphy for the stiffness after a gout attack?

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hello, just want to ask have anyone tried physical theraphy for the stiffness? my right feet is still stiff and has a little pain when i am walking. not like before i had my last atk still quite limping. and my doctor sudgested physical theraphy for 2 weeks 3 sessions per week. i am now undergoing uric acid lowering drug. and some nsaids whenever there is a upcoming atk

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    Best treatment for Gout ,apart from not getting it ,,,, is Bromelain and cherry effect .moves it and if you have some to hand ,as soon as you feel a twinge ,,start taking the tabs. If it's only your foot ,you can massage it yourself, but walking will bring it back to life. 

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    Through my own experiances is any stress or trauma to the effected area will only flare it up again. I would wait until its cleared up completely before trying any kind of exercise to the area, but i wolud say in the meantime keep yourself properly hydrated, 2-3 litres of water a day, you will be surprised how much that works. I know that drinking that much is hard to do, and frequent visits to the toilet, but after 14 days you can tone it down a bit, like 1 and a half litres a day. It does work as it flushes you out and speeds up recovery.
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