What Is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS involves a malfunction of the immune system in which the protective layer of the axons is attacked and damaged. Due to an inflammatory reaction and scarring of the nerve tissue in these areas, the transmission of stimuli to the muscle or organs is disturbed.
What Are the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
MS patients can suffer from a variety of symptoms (clinical pictures). The symptoms, which often occur in episodes, are very individual.
The beginning of an MS disease is usually characterised by motor impairments, visual or sensory disturbances, which manifest themselves throughout the course of the disease. In the advanced stages, the reduced strength of various muscles and spasticity have a negative effect on the ability to walk. Additionally, articulation disorder and bladder dysfunction, cognitive disorders and depression can severely limit the quality of life.
How Can Multiple Sclerosis Be Treated?
Despite intensive research, no cure for MS is yet in sight. However, the intensity and frequency of relapses as well as the progression of the disease can be reduced through medication. In addition, the various symptoms can be controlled or reduced through medication, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or psychotherapy, as well as through the treatment with an orthosis, so that a relatively comfortable life is possible.
Where Can I Find Out More about Multiple Sclerosis and Orthoses?
Our MS Guide contains a concept for the physical examination and treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis with an orthosis. The physical examination presented takes into account the disease-specific changes in gait with a focus on fatigue. Furthermore, with the help of physiotherapeutic exercises, it is demonstrated that qualified physiotherapy and an orthosis with dynamic functional elements complement each other perfectly.
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