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_____________ - is the inflammation of nerves. It is also known as peripheral neuropathy. This disease affects the peripheral nerves throughout the body.

Peripheral neuritis


______________ :Means regeneration or regrowth of a peripheral nerve. This regrowth is very slow, therefore, full function recovery will take a long time or some times not at all; therefore, regeneration is uncertain.

Nerve Recovery


Nerve recovery in Relation to Massage. Except:

a. The therapist should be in communication with the client’s neurologist.

b. Therapist needs to learn the location/progression of the regenerating nerve.

c. Therapist needs to assess the client for loss of function, of affected muscles and joints.

d. Therapist needs no doctor’s permission to remove any protective devices

Except: d


True or False:

Take note of your client’s morale. Give encouragement, this is very important during recovery time. Nerve recovery is easier if joints are mobile, tissue health is maintained and there is a boost to morale.



_________ : Any injury, wound or infection that affects tissue over an area of a definite size. Can be disfiguring. It can result in motor and sensory loss and affect the client’s appearance.



Type pain felt in Peripheral neuritis is described as:

"pins and needles"


What  is age  peripheral neuritis can occur?

Peripheral neuritis can occur at any age but is most common in men between ages 30 and 50.


What are the causes of peripheral neuritis?

  • alcoholism
  • long-term chemical poisoning
  • infectious diseases
  • gout
  • chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, lupus vitamin B-12 deficiency,
  • poor nutrition


_____________ : Inflammation of a nerve, characterized by pain and tenderness along its course and distribution. Client should be under supervision of M.D. for proper testing; often is a symptom of a more series illness.

General Neuritis


True or False:

The actual treatment of neuritis is attended by an M.D. Massage therapists are never the primary caregiver with this type of illness; we can only assist in the treatment. 



The following are causes of Neuritis. Except:

1. Trauma

2. Prolonged exposure to radiation

3. Poisoning (lead, arsenic, alcohol, drugs)

4. Disease (malaria, etc.)

Except: 2


Description of pain in neuritis.

Constant dull pain, may be local or along the path of the nerve


What are the signs and symptoms of neuritis?

  • Pain Altered sensation - anesthesia-numbness, para-esthesia - pins and needles, dysesthesia - impairment of any sense especially touch Muscle twitching There may be atrophy and paralysis


What are the aims of treatment for Neuritis?

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Relief of pressure and spasm G
  • radually increase circulation to flush the site waste


True or False:

Massage, hydrotherapy and remedial exercises are not contraindicated in acute stage Neuritis. 



Hydrotherapy is used in subacute stage of neuritis which includes the used of:

vascular flush (moderate temperatures)


Remedial Exercise is used in subacute stage of neuritis which includes:

  • Passive Relax
  • Active Free ROM within pain free range.
  • Active assisted ROM may be needed


Remedial Exercise is used in chronic stage of neuritis which includes:

Active resisted ROM


Hydrotherapy is used in chronic stage of neuritis which includes the used of:

heat when inflammation has decreased