As far as i am aware, Gout can be a disability. I have learnt today that i "may" have gout pending blood tests. I am in a lot of pain, my foot. It is swollen and excrutiatingly painful.. i have been thinking i might not be able 2 ride if this gets much worse in time.. i am only 24 Does any1 here have it? can any1 tell me what 2 do 2 help make it better? does it mean stopping riding? it is already threatening my nursing career dream x The dr says he is treating it as G0UT.