More thoughts on arthrogenic inhibition and muscle weakness. Here is some of the nuts and bolts of it.
from the post: “The authors found that any pressure increase within the joint capsule depressed the H reflex and inhibited the action of the quadriceps. They hypothesize that this may contribute to pathological weakness after joint injury.
So how does all this apply to us?
As we all know, lots of patients have joint dysfunction. Joint dysfunction leads to cartilage irritation, which leads to joint effusion. This will inhibit the muscles that cross the joint. This causes the person to become unable to stabilize that joint and develop a compensation pattern. Next the stress is transferred to the connective tissue structures surrounding the joint which, if the force is sufficient, will fail. Now we have a sprain and some of the protective reflexes can take over. Abnormal forces can now be translated to the cartilage. This, if it goes on long enough, can perpetuate degeneration, which causes further joint dysfunction. The cycle repeats and if someone doesn’t intervene and control the effects of inflammation, restore normal joint motion and rehabilitate the surrounding musculature, the patient’s condition will continue its downward spiral, becoming another statistic contributing to the tremendous economic and physical costs of an injury.”
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