What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Strains are injured muscles.

Pain, stiffness, and occasionally

Massage is indicated for muscle

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palpable heat and swelling will be

strains, to influence the produc-



present. Pain is exacerbated by

tion of useful scar tissue, reduce



stretching or resisted exercise of

adhesions and edema, and re-



the injured muscle-

establish range of motion.


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