What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


This is joint inflammation

Affected joints are stiff, painful,

Massage is locally contraindi-

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brought about by wear

and occasionally palpably in-

cated in the acute stage and in-


and tear causing cumula-

flamed. Osteoarthritis most often

dicated in the subacute stage,


tive damage to articular

affects knees, hips, and distal

when it can contribute to mus-



joints of the fingers.

cular relaxation and mobility of




the affected joint.


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