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27 Sep 2007

Hey doc I would like to the effect of massage on phlebitis suffering pateints.
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01 Jan 0001

HI Brad

The traditional treatment for phlebitis consists of a combination of anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen), regular, well controlled exercise to improve blood flow and then the use of compression stockings or socks, which also promote blood flow.

Very light and gentle massage would achieve the same effect - increased blood flow, and so yes, it might be part of the treatment. It's probably not the optimal method, or the most effective and would need to be done by a qualified professional, you could do more damage than good if not careful.

Good luck
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