What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Dislocations

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,

 

 

joint.

massage may be useful for man-

 

 

 

aging scar tissue accumulation

 

 

 

and muscle spasm around the

 

 

 

affected joint.

 

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