What helps with gout? My brother is still at Tirr Herman Memorial Rehab Hospital, and his right foot and ankle are so swollen and painful that he can't put on a shoe, even with the laces untied! They first thought that there was a bad sprain or break in the foot or ankle from accidently twisting it during bed to chair transferring, but after many days, the docs now say it's gout! But they aren't doing anything about it...and he comes home in 4 1/2days! So what can I do to help his gout? Should I change his diet?