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Study of muscle weakness in arms and trunk in PWME

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Sasha, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    MERUK reporting a new Belgian study here:

    http://www.meresearch.org.uk/news/muscle-weakness/

     
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I have to disagree with their basic premise as I don't personally find that holding a 1 kg dumbbell in each hand in front of me, with straight arms is a measure of core of trunk strength at all. Rather (for ME/CFS patients anyway) that it probably triggers something in the autonomic nervous system in relation to the use of arms in an elevated position.

    This is just my anecdotal report from personal experience: I have great core/trunk strength from pilates but there is no way I could hold a 1 kg dumbbell in each hand, in front of me for more than a few seconds.
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I've read that having your arms above heart-level triggers ANS problems in people with OI so I agree with you.
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    Then make that a cohort of 2. no way.:eek:
     
  5. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Isn't this dangerously close to the deconditioning theory?
     
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    Tammy Senior Member

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    My OI fluctuates as to intensity............once in awhile I can actually stand still/upright without difficulty and nothing has changed as far as my core strength..........so I don't think that is influencing it at all.
     

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