Indications: Phlebitis is an inflammation of the veins, commonly accompanied by a thrombus. It commonly occurs after infection, surgery, pregnancy, or childbirth, or prolonged sitting, standing or immobilization. The area of infection is hypersensitive to pressure and swollen it can be hot or cold to the touch. It usually affects the extremities. Massage Considerations: Local massage is contraindicated because of hypersensitivity to touch and might dislodge a clot. Massage can also increase the inflammation.

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