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Study Finds Gait Disorder in Men with Fibromyalgia

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www.ProHealth.com • January 10, 2013

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Kinematics gait disorder in men with fibromyalgia.
– Source: Rheumatology International, January 5, 2013

By J.M. Heredia-Jimenez and V.M. Soto-Hermoso

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to assess the kinematics [aspects of motion apart from considerations of mass and force] disorder of gait in men with fibromyalgia.

We studied 12 male with fibromyalgia and 14 healthy men. Each participant of the study walked five trials along a 18.6-m walkway.  Fibromyalgia patients completed a Spanish version of Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire.

Significant differences between fibromyalgia and control groups were found in velocity, stride length, and cadence. Gait parameters of men affected by fibromyalgia were impaired when compared to those of healthy group due to bradykinesia [abnormal slowness of movement].

According to previous studies to assess gait variables in female patients, the male with fibromyalgia also showed lower values of velocity, cadence, and stride length than healthy group but not reported significant differences in swing, stance, single, or double support phase.

Source: Rheumatology International, January 5, 2013. By J.M. Heredia-Jimenez and V.M. Soto-Hermoso. Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Education and Human Science, University of Granada, C/El Greco s/n, 51002, Ceuta, Spain, E-mail: herediaj@ugr.es.



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WOW
Posted by: roge
Jan 10, 2013
HOW USEFUL TO KNOW THIS

ANOTHER USELESS STUDY

HOW DOES THIS STUDY HELP ME TREAT THIS DISEASE BETTER

THAT IS RIGHT IT DOESNT

DONT MEAN TO BE NEGATIVE BUT CMON
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DRUGS
Posted by: roge
Jan 10, 2013
WE DONT EVEN KNOW IF THE fm MEN WERE ON DRUGS THAT LIKELY COULD AFFECT THEIR GAIT - CMON PEOPLE
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