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Groin Injuries Massage Therapy
If it is a strain.: If the groin injury is a muscle strain, massage can be helpful. However, groin injuries should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other causes, like hernias. The most common strain involves the adductor muscles, but any ligament or muscle strain in the groin/hip area can be treated with massage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are handheld therapeutic ultrasound machines not allowed to be used on the scrotum? Used for groin injuries, can some scrotal contact be ok?
???????: As long as the probe has been cleaned there is no reason that a handheld unit cannot be used to image the scrotum and its' contents. The probe should be of a higher frequency than for the typical abdominal probe, about 5-8mhz. ...Read more
Speed Healing and..: As with any sport, cheerleading can benefit from massage. Benefits include increased blood flow, range of motion, flexibility, and elimination of exercise waste (lactic acid); decreased muscle tension and neurological excitability; and an increased sense of well-being. It can decrease the chances of injury and decrease recovery time. It is part of a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: While massage therapy can be quite helpful in some patients, your pain and weakness is worrisome, and you need to have a complete workup. Your doctor may want you to have MRI studies of your brain, cervical spine and shoulder. If, after a complete work-up there is nothing serious found, then you can go back to massage therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
No dangers: Massage therapy is a wonderful healing method on its own or combined with others for multiple conditions- physical and mental. Contraindications for it would be abscesses (puss collections), significant breaks on the skin, infections, fevers etc. A massage therapist would know them. The danger would come if you are in the hands of some one incompetent. ...Read more
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