Try knee immobolizers to bed.
--- Kathy Salkin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My hamstrings are quite tight, as are the muscles in
> my lower legs, and around
> my ankle joint. I can't flex my right foot very
> easily and I can only
> straighten my leg to a certain point. I can
> straighten my left leg a lot
> more, and it's a lot looser and less rigid than the
> right leg. I'd say I'm
> hemiplegic, but it's only my legs that are affected,
> not my arms. Maybe
> On Mon, 30 Sep 2002 09:47:00 -0400 "Cleveland, Kyle
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Kat,
> > Are your legs rigid through their entire (what
> > would be normal) ROM, or only
> > part-way? I can extend my left arm to 140 deg.
> > or so, and then it stops
> > solid. Through the range that I CAN move it,
> > however, I have a normal level
> > of strength--well, almost.
> > -Kyle
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kathy Salkin
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 1:56 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Fibromyalgia
> > Yes, that's right, Ken. Actually, there seems
> > to be two major types of
> > spasticity - dystonic (or ataxtic) or rigid, in
> > which a muscle is rigidly
> > spastic and you cannot move it easily. I have
> > the rigid kind in my legs.
> > Kat
> > On Fri, 27 Sep 2002 11:17:48 -0400 "Barber,
> > Kenneth L."
> > wrote:
> > > Dystonia is the uncontrollable movements in
> > > certain parts of the body. Ie:
> > > muscles in say your arm contract and jerk
> > > pretty much on their own.
> > >
> > > Guys am I explaining this right?
> > >
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