Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
CASE REPORT
Stretching to improve equinus contracture after compartment syndrome of lower leg
―A single case study comparing static stretching with contract relax―
RYUJI YOSHINAGATESTUSHI TSUKANOTAKAHIRO HIRAIYOSHIHIRO TAKANOYASUAKI WATANABETAKAHIRO TOMOKIYOAYATO SAKAEKOTA TADOKORO
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2015 Volume 5 Issue 1 Pages 37-43

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We treated a case of equinus contracture, suffered from compartment syndrome of left lower leg caused by left common iliac artery damage. We compared the change of ankle dorsiflexion angle before and after static stretching (SS) and contract relax (CR). Our rehabilitation showed that both SS and CR resulted in significant improvement of ankle dorsiflexion angle. However, no significant difference was observed between the two methods. Our stretching methods may be one of the treatment means.

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