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[Up] [Anatomy joints] [Types of arthritis] [Spondylosis] [Investigations] [Management  arthritis] [Physiotherapy modern] [Joint strengthening] [Exercises 1] [Exercises 2] [Newer medicines] [Questions answered]

What is modern way of strengthening muscles around an joint.?

Combining both active and passive exercises.

 

                                

 

Modern equipments for muscle strengthening 

 

 Principle
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Muscle contraction is the basis of any exercise .It occurs when the signals       from the brain reaches via nerve to a particular muscle, leading to contraction of all fibers in a muscle.

 

 How does equipment work?

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Micro processor based electronic stimulating medical equipments are used to generate electrochemical signals to stimulate muscles, imitating exactly the signals that the muscles receive from the brain.

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The weak electronic pulses are delivered to selected group of muscles causing them to contract and relax, without any conscious effort on your part.

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This leads to muscle strengthening around an arthritic joints.

 

 Advantages
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It is a passive way, of  actively exercising muscles of the body and thus can supplement the active exercises done at home.

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Pace of this passive exercise is totally controllable and many times faster than the voluntary physical exercise.

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It strengthens and tones up the muscles around a joint and at the same time increases circulation and lubrication of joint.

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Swelling, pain, and inflammation reduces rapidly and naturally.

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It doesn't require movement at the joint, and thus is not painful even in severe arthritic patients.

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Less pain killers are required thereby minimizing there side effects.

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Doesn't require any effort on your part, you lie down comfortably while therapy is given.

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Saves time, as only 20-30 minutes sitting is required.

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Only way to exercise joint muscles in bed ridden patients and patients of spinal diseases who can not undertake active exercises.

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The results achieved are permanent ,provided  mild recommended exercises are included in daily schedule in future.

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It helps in increasing general circulation of joint structures resulting in better oxygenation of tissues, prevents clot formation in bed ridden patients . Besides it is psychologically relaxing.

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It is absolutely safe and harmless. Same equipments are being used in major hospitals abroad for treatment of paralysis and arthritis of joints utilizing same principles of muscle stimulation.

 

 

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