World Arthritis Day – Gout!

🏈 Today, on #WorldArthritisDay, we’re focusing on a condition that hits athletes hard – #Gout! 🏃🏻‍♂️🦶

🤔 What is gout?
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, leading to intense pain, swelling, and inflammation. Gout can affect anyone and any joint but often targets the big toe and is 4 times more common in men than women.

🤷‍♂️ What causes gout in athletes?
– 🍔 Diet: High-purine foods (like red meat and seafood) can increase uric acid.
– 💧 Dehydration: Athletes sweat more and need to hydrate properly to avoid gout.
– 🧬 Genetics: Family history can play a role.

🙌 How can remedial massage techniques help?

1. Transverse Frictions: Break down uric acid crystals, reducing inflammation and discomfort.
2. Joint Mobilisations: Disperse uric acid crystals, alleviating pain and addressing the root cause.
3. Lymphatic Drainage: Reduce swelling and aid uric acid crystal elimination, promoting recovery.

Got gout? Take a step towards relief. DM, call 0266519622 or visit Coffs Coast Sports Physiotherapy to book with MT @renshawtrent today.

#arthritis #arthritisaustralia #arthritisawareness #jointpain #manualtherapy #menshealth #remedialmassage #coffscoast #coffsharbour

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