Can you massage your joint to break down crystals?

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    The interest in massage for gout continues to grow.

    I’ve summarized the latest information in Massage for Gout Relief. However, questions continue to roll in. Only today, I was asked: “Can I manually massage out gout crystals in my toes?”

    Now, that to me sounds very dangerous. Inflamed tissue should not be massaged, and I urge you to carefully read the advice I summarized on the page above.

    I’ll link to the original discussion about superficial and deep gout massage therapy:

    If your browser does not show that discussion, you can see the explanation of superficial and deep massage at These distinctions are important. If your massage therapist cannot explain the different types of massage, and how they affect your gout, then you should seek a new therapist.

    Which brings me to a question of my own: Do you know a good gout massage therapist? Please share your story here so that other gout sufferers can benefit.

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