What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Sprains

Sprains are injured

In the acute stage, symptoms in-

Massage is indicated for sub-

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ligaments.

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

 

 

 

ligament.

 

 

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