Isokinetic ankle plantarflexion and dorsiflexion strength in patients with rheumatoid arthritis


EYİGÖR S. , KİRAZLI Y. , ÇAPACI K. , ODER G., TARHAN F., İNAL V.

ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, vol.16, no.1, pp.25-31, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/ies-2008-0292
  • Title of Journal : ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-31

Abstract

Backgroud and objectives: In patients with rheumatoid arthritis ( RA), some muscle groups are affected in different stages of disease, especially those related to the affected joint. However, data on associations between functional performance and muscle strength in RA are few. Therefore we sought to determine whether isokinetic ankle plantarflexion ( PF) and dorsiflexion (DF) strength was affected in RA patients and to study the association between isokinetic strength and other clinical indicators of disability such as walking and stair-climbing time and disease activity in patients with RA.