What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Sprains are injured

In the acute stage, symptoms in-

Massage is indicated for sub-

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clude pain, redness, heat, swell-

acute sprains. It can influence



ing, and loss of joint function. In

the healthy development of



the subacute stage, these symp-

scar tissue and reduce swelling



toms will be abated, although

and damage due to edematous



perhaps not entirely absent. At

ischemia. Care must be taken



all stages pain will be present an

to rule out bone fractures.



passive stretching of the affected







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