Activate Now
 
ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

May 12th is International ME/CFS, Lyme, and FM Awareness Day!

Are You ‘Activated’? Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and ME/CFS/FM

A Path Of Emotional Growth

What Are You Looking Forward To?

Peace and Illness: Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

ME/CFS in Children

3 Ways to Support Your Spouse When You're Chronically Ill

Low Dose Naltrexone - An Effective Treatment for ME/CFS?

You Can Change Your Mind

An Eye on "The Mitochondria Man": Robert Naviaux and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

 
Print Page
Email Article

Reduced Isokinetic Muscle Performance in Women with Fibromyalgia

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • November 11, 2013


Isokinetic muscle performance of the hip and ankle muscles in women with fibromyalgia.

By Alparslan Yetisgin, et al.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To compare isokinetic muscle performances of a proximal (hip) and a distal (ankle) muscle of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) patients with those of age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy subjects.

METHODS: Thirty female patients with FMS (mean age: 41.5  ±  6.7  years [range, 27-54]) and 30 age- (mean age: 40.6  ±  6.0  years [range, 27-54]) and BMI-matched female healthy controls were consecutively enrolled. Demographic and clinical characteristics of the subjects were recorded. Isokinetic measurements of hip and ankle flexion and extension at angular velocities of 60°/s and 180°/s, peak torques, flexor-extensor torque ratios, muscle fatigue resistance values and average power were obtained.

RESULTS: Mean disease duration of FMS patients was 2.4  ±  1.9  years. Mean weight, height and BMI values were 70.4  ±  12.5  kg, 159.5  ±  6.0  cm and 27.7  ±  4.7  kg/m² (FMS patients) and 69.3  ±  10.1  kg, 161.7  ±  6.2  cm and 26.6  ±  4.3  kg/m² (control subjects), respectively (all P  >  0.05). All isokinetic values were statistically decreased in the FMS group when compared with the control group, except for the peak torques at angular velocity of 180°/s on flexion of the hip and extension of the ankle and the total work and average power on extension of the ankle. We did not find any correlation between isokinetic values and disease related parameters of FMS patients.

CONCLUSIONS: In the light of our results, we may conclude that muscle strength and muscle fatigue seem to decrease in FMS patients' both proximal and distal lower extremity muscles.

© 2013 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, October 16, 2013. By Alparslan Yetisgin, Tülay Tiftik, Murat Kara, Ilkay Karabay, Selami Akkus, Murat Ersöz. Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
MitoQ® Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments Post a Comment

I think they mean
Posted by: IanH
Nov 12, 2013
that muscle strength decreased and muscle fatigue increased.
Reply Reply
 
20 Helpful Tips for Cleaning and Organizing When You're Chronically Ill

Featured Products

B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic
Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.
Breaking Through the Mental Fog Breaking Through the Mental Fog
Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler

· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map