What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Dislocations are traumatic

Acute (new) dislocations are ex-

Massage is indicated in the sub-

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injuries to joints in which

tremely painful. The bones may

acute stage for dislocations, as


the articulating bones are

be visibly separated and a total

long as work is conducted within


forcefully separated.

loss of function occurs at the

pain tolerance. As the area heals,




massage may be useful for man-




aging scar tissue accumulation




and muscle spasm around the




affected joint.


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