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COMPARATIVE STUDY: CONVENTIONAL VS CONVENTIONAL AND IONTOPHORESIS TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS SYMPTOMS IN THEIR HANDS

Rivera, Ana Rojas, Eudelis Tovar, Karina Speciality: Physiotherapy Tutor: Carlos Perales, Physiotherapist This research paper was conducted in order to compare the effects of including the technique of iontophoresis in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis patients with symptoms in the hands vs. the effects of applying only conventional treatment. To this end, we conducted a field study with a sample of 6 patients, divided into a control group (A) and an experimental (B) with 3 patients each. For 2 weeks, the control group was applied conventional treatment. T ...
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What is the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is the name by which an heterogeneous group of hereditary illnesses of the connective tissue are known. This illness is described by joint Hypermobility , skin hyperextensibility and tissue fragility. People suffering from EDS, have a defect in their connective tissue, which is the tissue that keeps together the other tissues in the organism, and which acts as a support to many other parts of the body, such as the skin, joints, blood vessels and internal organs. The more often abnormalities found in the EDS people update are due to the effects of the ...
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What is the hypermobility?

AUTHOR: Association for Ehler-Danlos and Hypermobility  Syndrome http://asedh.org/ Proteins in connective tissues give the body its strength and intrinsic resistance. When there is a change in this proteins, results are specially seen in the mobile parts of the body (joints, muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments) which are more lax and fragile than they would normally be. The result is joint hypermobility, which makes these structures more vulnerable to injuries. We refer to the Hypermobility  Syndrome when there are a series of symptomes which come together with th ...
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Sclerodermia. Physiotherapeutic treatment (clinical case)

AUTHOR: J. Moreno Sanjuán. Bachelor in Physiotherapy Physiotherapist of Avilés  “San Agustín” Hospital email:javivimosan@telecable.es RESUMEN Los casos de Esclerodermia que llegan a las manos del fisioterapeuta son muy escasos, ya que la gran mayoría son tratados mediante farmacos por el clínico. Al llegar a nuestras manos un paciente de Esclerodermia quisimos aprovechar la ocasión para demostrar que el tratamiento fisioterápico es efectivo para paliar los efectos de esta enfermedad; este consistio en : hidroter& ...
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Physiotherapy and phybromialgy

Jesús Guodemar Pérez. Physiotherapy degree. Degree in human nutrition and dietetics. Professor in general physiotherapy practics. University Alfonso X "El Sabio". Membre of the Comité de Redacción del Ilustre Colegio de Fisioterapeutas of Madrid. Fibromyalgia is a chronical illness of an ideopathical origin, characterized by the sensation of pain in different body areas and a general feeling of tiredness. Nowadays in Spain between 400.000 and 1.200.000 persons suffer from phybromialgia, most of them women between 30 and 60 years old. It is ...
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Painfull pressure points in cases off phybromialgy

AUTHOR: Abel Renovell Blasco. Physiotherapist As we’ve already mentioned in our article on phybromialgy, the illness is diagnosed by the existence of 11 painful pressure points. In order to explore these points we exert a firm pressure with the thumb on the following points of both sides of the body. 1- OCCIPUT (insertion of occipital muscles) 2- LOWER CERVICAL (intervertebral space C6-C7) 3- GREATER MULTANGULAR (middle point of the superior side) 4- SUPRASPINOUS (suprascupular origen) 5- SECOND RIB (costochondral articulations) 6- LATERAL CAPITULUM (2 cm. distal o ...
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Physiotherapeutical intervention in cases of bechterew disease.

Jesús Guodemar Pérez. Licensed in Physiotherapy. Licensed in human nutrition and dietetics. Profesor of General physiotherapy practics at the University Alfonso X “El Sabio”. Member of the Comité de Redacción del Ilustre Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de Madrid. Description and clinical characteristics Bechterew disease is an inflammatory atropathy of an unknown origin. Also known as Strümpell-Marie disease or rheumatoide spondilytis it is considered to be an illness different from rheumatoide arthritis because of its major existence among ...
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