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Massage for Clients with Hemophilia

What is important to know about massage for those with hemophilia?

Hemophilia is a bleeding condition affecting approximately 20,000 people in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are many forms of the condition, with the two most common being Hemophilia A and B. The most common bleeding condition is Von Willibrand’s condition, which affects approximately 33,000 individuals significantly according to the National Hemophilia Foundation.

All bleeding disorders feature a deficiency of the blood’s ability to clot properly. When blood cannot clot properly, a wound will take longer to heal and bleeding considered minor can become majorly significant with the hemophiliac client. The distinction between hemophilia types arises due to which clotting protein is lacking upon thrombocytes, more commonly referred to as platelets.

Risks to Clients with Hemophilia

There are major risks to the hemophiliac client that make this condition clinically significant. The most likely occurrence will be spontaneous bleeding into joint capsule spaces and muscle tissues, which may create alarming injury to a client. A client experiencing this bleeding will witness severe deficits of mobility and muscle strength.

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