What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Thrombophlebitis and deep

Symptoms for thrombophlebitis

Massage is strictly systemically

bitis or Deep

vein thrombosis (DVT) are

may or may not include pain,

contraindicated for thrombophle-

Vein Thrombosis

inflammations of veins due

heat, redness, swelling, and local

bitis or deep vein thrombosis.

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to blood clots.

itchiness, and a hard cord-like




feeling at the affected vein.




Symptoms for DVT are often




more extreme: possibly pitting




edema distal to the site, often




with discoloration, and intermit-




tent or continuous pain that is ex-




acerbated by activity or standing




still for a long period of time.



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