What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated


Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?



Tendinitis is inflammation

Pain and stiffness will be present,

Massage is locally contraindicated

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of a tendon, usually due

as well as, in acute stages, palpa-

for acute tendinitis. Massage is


to injury at the tenoperios-

ble heat and swelling. Pain is exac-

indicated for tendinitis in the


teal or musculotendinous

erbated by resisted exercise of

subacute stage, to influence the



the injured muscle-tendon unit.

production of useful scar tissue,




reduce adhesions and edema,




and reestablish range of motion.


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