ISOMETRIC: A HEALING IGNITOR AFTER THE SOFT TISSUE INJURY.

 

AN ISOMETRIC EXERCISE OCCURS WHEN A MUSCLE CONTRACTS WITHOUT ASSOCIATED MOVEMENT OF THE JOINT ON WHICH THE MUSCLE ACTS. ISOMETRIC EXERCISE IS OFTEN THE FIRST FORM OF STRENGTHENING EXERCISE USED RIGHT AFTER THE INJURY, ESPECIALLY IF THE REGION IS EXCESSIVELY PAINFUL OR IF THE AREA IS IMMOBILIZED. THESE EXERCISES ARE COMMENCED AS SOON AS THE PERSON CAN PERFORM THEM WITHOUT PAIN. FOR ANY QUERIES RELATED TO PHYSIOTHERAPY CONTACT THE EXPERIENCED PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN JP NAGAR.

 

ISOMETRIC EXERCISES ARE USED WHEN A MUSCLE IS TOO WEAK TO PERFORM RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISES, IN CONDITIONS WHERE OTHER FORMS OF EXERCISES ARE NOT POSSIBLE( SUCH AS PATELLA DISLOCATION, SHOULDER DISLOCATION) OR WHEN AN ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION IS REQUIRED IN ACTIVITIES (e.g. STABILIZING). ISOMETRIC EXERCISE CAN MINIMIZE MUSCLE ATROPHY ASSOCIATED WITH IMMOBILIZATION AND INJURY BY MAINTAINING OR IMPROVING STATIC STRENGTH, MINIMIZING SWELLING VIA THE MUSCLE PUMP ACTION AND ENHANCING NEURAL AND PROPRIOCEPTIVE INPUTS TO THE MUSCLE. ACCORDING TO JARVINEN, 2005 , EARLY ACTIVE MOBILIZATION MAINTAIN MUSCLE STRENGTH, IMPROVE NOURISHMENT ON ARTICULAR CARTILAGE, STIMULATE COLLAGEN (TYPE 3) FORMATION AND ANGIOGENESIS.

IDEALLY, ISOMETRIC EXERCISE ARE HELD FOR 5 SECONDS WITH A REST OF 10 SECONDS AFTER 3-5 DAYS OF INJURY. THEY CAN BE PERFORMED FREQUENTLY DURING THE DAY IN SETS OF 10 REPETITIONS . THE NUMBER OF SETS WILL VARY AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF THE REHABILITION PROGRAM. IF AN ATHLETE HAS DIFFICULTY, EXERCISES MAY BE PERFORMED AGAINST RESISTANCE OR AGAINST AN IMMOVABLE OBJECT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE QUALITY OF EXERCISE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE QUANTITY.

ISOMETRIC EXERCISE SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT AT MULTIPLE ANGLES IF POSSIBLE, AS STRENGTH GAIN CAN BE SPECIFIC TO THE ANGLE OF EXERCISE. THE PERSON SHOULD PROGRESS FROM SUB-MAXIMAL TO MAXIMAL ISOMETRIC  EXERCISE SLOWLY WITHIN THE LIMITATIONS OF PAIN AND FUNCTION. WHEN THE SIGNIFICANT ISOMETRIC EFFECT IS TOLERATED AT MULTIPLE JOINT ANGLES, DYNAMIC EXERCISES MAY BEGIN.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST- EXPERIENCED PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN JP NAGAR BY PRO PHYSIOTHERAPY ARE EXPERTS IN DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING PEOPLE’S ABILITY TO MOVE AND FUNCTION THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES. WITH AN ADVANCED UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE BODY MOVES AND WHAT KEEPS IT FROM MOVING WELL, THEY PROMOTE WELLNESS, MOBILITY AND INDEPENDENCE. THEY TREAT AND PREVENT MANY PROBLEMS CAUSED BY PAIN, ILLNESS, IMPAIRMENTS AND DISEASE, SPORT AND WORK RELATED INJURIES, AGING AND LONG PERIODS OF ACTIVITY. PRO PHYSIOTHERAPY JP NAGAR , PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN JP NAGAR WORK WITH PEOPLE AFFECTED BY A WIDE RANGE OF CONDITIONS AND SYMPTOMS, FOR EXAMPLE:

PAINFUL CONDITIONS SUCH AS ARTHRITIS.

REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY.

NECK AND BACK PAIN.

STROKE.

PARKINSON DISEASE.

SPINAL CORD INJURY.

TRAUMA SUCH AS ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. ETC

DR. KINGSHUK BHUNIA,

SPORTS BIOMECHANIST, EXERCISE AND SPORTS MEDICINE(FOOTBALL).

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER OF WWW.PROPHYSIOTHERAPY.IN

(Pro Physiotherapy Clinic, JP Nagar  and Bannerghatta Road)

PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN JP NAGAR

 

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