What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Peripheral

Peripheral neuropathy is

Sensory damage, motor damage,

Massage is at least locally contra-

Neuropathy

damage to peripheral

or both may be present. Symp-

indicated for peripheral neurop-

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nerves, usually of the hands

toms include burning or tingling

athy, because it may irritate a

 

and feet, as a result of

pain beginning distally and slowly

hyperesthesiac condition. Many

 

some other underlying

moving proximally; loss of move-

underlying causes of peripheral

 

condition such as alco-

ment or control of movement;

neuropathy may contraindicate

 

holism, diabetes, or lupus.

hyperesthesia; and eventual

massage systemically.

 

 

numbness.

 

 

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