Gout arthritis commonly affects joint regions by deposition of crystals, promoting functional damage mainly during periods of exacerbation. Cryotherapy is a commonly used resource to contain inflammatory processes, however, its use during a gout crisis is not yet well understood. Therefore, the objective was to evaluate the parameters of Wistar rats submitted to an experimental gout model and treated with dual cryotherapy protocol. Twenty-one male Wistar rats were used, separated into three groups: control group (CG), lesion group (LG), and lesion + cryotherapy group (LCG). Gout model induction was through intra-articular injection, with urate crystal solution, in the right knee and cryoimmersion treatment was performed for 20 minutes at a temperature of 5° ± 2°C. Seven evaluations and two treatment moments were performed, and the following parameters were analyzed: joint edema, grip strength, joint disability, motor function, and leukocyte migration through synovial lavage. In the statistical analysis we used SPSS 20.0 with Generalized Linear Models, with least significant difference posttest, always with 5% significance level. The treatment reduced edema, promoted strength recovery, and was effective in reducing total leukocytes in the synovial fluid. No difference was observed between the injured groups for joint disability and motor function. Cryotherapy promoted edema reduction and increased pelvic limb grip strength in Wistar rats during the acute period.