What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Gout

Gout is an inflammatory

Acute gout causes joints to be-

Massage is systemically contrain-

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arthritis caused by deposits

come red, hot, swollen, shiny, and

dicated for gout in the acute

 

of sodium urate (uric acid)

extremely painful. It usually has a

stage, and locally contraindi-

 

in and around joints, espe-

sudden onset.

cated for gouty joints at all

 

cially in the feet.

 

times.

 

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