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Study of the Comparative Efficacy of Strengthening Exercise between Extensor Group of Muscles and Both Flexor and Extensor Groups of Muscles in Patient presenting with Symptoms in Affected Joints of Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Pallab Das, Tanvir Ahmed

Keywords : Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale, Beighton scale, Joint laxity, Visual analog scale

Citation Information : Das P, Ahmed T. Study of the Comparative Efficacy of Strengthening Exercise between Extensor Group of Muscles and Both Flexor and Extensor Groups of Muscles in Patient presenting with Symptoms in Affected Joints of Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2018; 29 (1):7-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10066-0019

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


In the management of benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS), there is no clear-cut idea regarding the types of exercises which will be appropriate to incorporate in the management protocol of this unique condition. According to some the extensor muscles group should be strengthened and some other opined to strengthen both the extensor and flexor groups of muscles. We presume that strengthening of both the extensor and flexor will be more beneficial because it will provide balance between two opposing groups of muscle and hence, give more stability to the joint and the isometric strengthening exercise would be the exercise of choice. In our study for therapeutic exercise, the 61 patients were grouped into two randomly. Group I (30 patients) were instructed to perform only isometric strengthening exercise for only extensor group of muscles. Group II (31 patients) were advised to do isometric strengthening exercise for both the extensors and flexors group of muscles. After 6 weeks of therapy we found group II is showing a superior result.

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