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Whats the best form of rehab for muscle stiffness ?

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Dr. Alex Mompoint
Pain Management
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In brief: It depends on the...

It depends on the condition to be treated, taking into consideration co-morbidities, contraindications, goals.
There are several options such as tretching, range of motion exercises , serial casting, strengthening program, therapeutic heat, massage, neuromodulation ( i.e TENS), orthotics, medications (i.e baclofen, zanaflex), botulinum toxin injections (i.e type A and B), surgery (tendon releases)

In brief: It depends on the...

It depends on the condition to be treated, taking into consideration co-morbidities, contraindications, goals.
There are several options such as tretching, range of motion exercises , serial casting, strengthening program, therapeutic heat, massage, neuromodulation ( i.e TENS), orthotics, medications (i.e baclofen, zanaflex), botulinum toxin injections (i.e type A and B), surgery (tendon releases)
Dr. Alex Mompoint
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Stretching

I your muscles are stiff, stretching exercises are best in my opinion.
I usually recommend that people get some blood flow to their muscles first by doing some aerobic activity first like brisk walking, bike, eliptical etc and then when they are sufficiently warmed up can do stretching. Yoga is also a terrific way to deal with stiff muscles.

In brief: Stretching

I your muscles are stiff, stretching exercises are best in my opinion.
I usually recommend that people get some blood flow to their muscles first by doing some aerobic activity first like brisk walking, bike, eliptical etc and then when they are sufficiently warmed up can do stretching. Yoga is also a terrific way to deal with stiff muscles.
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