Ice-help-Gout

Carson Robertson
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Will ice hurt or help Gout Pain?

I had an interesting question the other day regarding Gout pain. Gout is a condition that usually affects the big toe, but it can damage any joint. It is common in middle-aged individuals. Gout flare ups can be excruciating painful and limiting. People who have had Gout attacks before know to avoid putting weight on the foot or joint whenever possible. Try and keep it elevated. Many people have been recommended to take nonprescription anti-inflammatory whenever possible to decrease the pain and inflammation.

Ice may or may not help lessen gal pain. Some people find relief with consistent icing. Others find no relief and possible aggravation. It may be something that you have to try and see how your body reacts. It is probably worth a shot to ice for a few minutes and see how your toe reacts.