What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Reflex

Reflex sympathetic dystro-

Signs and symptoms of RSD

If underlying pathologies have

Sympathetic

phy (RSD) may also be called

include all varieties of pain-

been ruled out, massage may be

Dystrophy*

causalgia syndrome. This

burning, aching, deep, and

appropriate for RSD as long as it

 

situation causes pain fol-

superficial - along with discolored

doesn't exacerbate symptoms.

 

lowing soft tissue or bone

and edematous skin. Joints are

 

 

injury not to follow a nor-

likely to be stiff, and hypersensi-

 

 

mal course. Instead, it con-

tivity to cold and heat are often

 

 

tinues after the healing

present.

 

 

process is complete, for no

 

 

 

known reason.

 

 

 

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