What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Urinary Tract

A urinary tract infection

Symptoms of UTIs include pain

Circulatory massage is systemi-


(UTI) is an infection of the

and burning sensations during

cally contraindicated during

(page 318)

urinary tract, usually by

urination, frequency, urgency, and

acute UTls, as it is for all acute


bacteria that live normally

cloudy or blood-tinged urine. In

infections. Massage may be ap-


and harmlessly in the diges-

the acute stage, fever and general

propriate in the subacute stage,


tive tract.

malaise may also present.

although deep work on the ab-




domen is still locally contraindi-




cated until all signs of infection




are gone.


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