Myositis Ossificans and Massage
Susan Findlay of the North London School of Sports Massage talks exclusively to sportsinjuryclinic.net about the use of sports massage therapy in the treatment of Myositis Ossificans.
There is debate surrounding the use of sports massage treatment for myositis ossificans. It can definately be useful in the early stages of a contusion as it can flush out the area and prevent calcification. Once a calcification has formed, there isn't a lot massage can do.
If massage is performed then it must be done very lightly and not within the first 24 hours as it may increase bleeding and make the injury worse.