Patients with Parkinson’s disease always feel stiff and weak! How to alleviate the improvement?

Stiffness and fatigue are a problem faced by many patients with Parkinson’s disease. The patient may only show stiffness in the small half of the limb at the initial stage, but as the disease progresses, it will develop from a single side to the half body or the whole body. stiffness and restricted movement.

However, as the disease continues to worsen, the stiffness of Parkinson’s disease patients will become more and more severe, and some patients may even show general paralysis, unable to take care of themselves, and can only stay in bed and need the help and support of their family members. To barely survive.

Rehabilitation therapy for the purpose of exercise and lifestyle guidance can be said to be suitable for all Parkinson’s disease patients. It can not only delay the progression of the disease in the early and middle stages, but also help patients reduce the incidence of complications in the late stage.

Stiffness in patients with Parkinson’s disease can be improved through continuous training, but the improvement needs to be gradual and cannot be rushed, because not every way of rehabilitation training and self-exercise is suitable for patients with Parkinson’s disease, and some are incorrect The exercise method may aggravate the disease and accelerate the progression of the disease. The following methods are effective in improving the stiffness of the limbs of patients with Parkinson’s disease, and patients with Parkinson’s disease can be used as a reference”;

1. Parkinson’s disease stiffness can be used for joint range of motion training

Note that the activities of each joint must be in place, but excessive stretching and pain must be avoided, otherwise reflex muscle contractions will occur, tissue will be pulled, scars will be formed, and joint adhesions will reduce the range of motion. Also pay attention to the possibility of osteoporosis in patients to avoid fractures caused by activities. For patients with joint contractures, it should be done gradually to avoid muscle strain.

Two, Parkinson’s disease stiffness can also be relaxed exercise

Worry about moving slowly in public places can be very stressful for people with Parkinson’s disease, and relaxation and deep breathing exercises can help reduce this feeling. Do it in a quiet, softly lit area, dress loosely, in as comfortable a body position as possible, close your eyes, and start breathing deeply and slowly, focusing on your breath. Inhale through the nose, expand the abdomen when inhaling, tighten when exhaling, and imagine the air reaching up to the forehead, through the head and back to the feet. Doing this exercise for 5 to 15 minutes can relax the muscles of the whole body.

3. Balance training can also improve stiffness in Parkinson’s disease

Because patients with Parkinson’s disease have postural reflex disorders, they rush forward when walking, and are prone to fall when they encounter obstacles or suddenly stop. Begin sitting and work your way up to an upright, unsupported position.