What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Scleroderma*

Scleroderma is a chronic

The many possible signs and

Scleroderma can be appropriate

 

condition without a known

symptoms of scleroderma include

for massage, under a doctor's

 

cause. It involves general fi-

Raynaud's phenomenon, skin ul-

supervision, if the skin is healthy

 

brosis and vascular abnor-

cers, scaling, and itching, as well

and sensation is normal.

 

malities. It can be a mild,

as joint stiffness, neuropathy, and

 

 

lifelong condition, or may

fascial pain.

 

 

be severe enough to cause

 

 

 

death within a few months.

 

 

 

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