Extensor muscles


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Extensor muscles

A group of muscles in the forearm that serve to lift or extend the wrist and hand. Tennis elbow results from overuse and inflammation of the tendons that attach these muscles to the outside of the elbow.
Mentioned in: Tennis Elbow
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The capability of knee extensor muscles to produce the highest force intensity per kg of body mass obviously represents better explosiveness capacity of the knee extensor muscles in high-level sprint swimmers which was manifested through faster start performance.
05 r: Spearman's correlation coefficient VAS: Visual Analogue Scale, MAF scale: Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue Scale, 6 MWT: 6 Minute Walking Test, Flexor PT: Knee Flexor Muscles Peak Tork, Extensor PT: Knee Extensor Muscles Peak Tork Proprioception 30[degrees]: Detection error for 30[degrees] knee flexion in joint position sense Proprioception 60[degrees]: Detection error for 60[degrees] knee flexion in joint position sense Table 3.
In the arm, the flexor muscle works together with (and opposite to) the extensor muscle.
Active males in their 40s, with moderately-severe non-specific low back pain, who strengthen their back extensor muscles intensively in 10 sessions over 8 weeks, under the guidance of physiotherapists with unknown qualifications, in seemingly-specialised sports rehabilitation centres, report no clinically-important or statistically-significant reduction in disability compared with those exercising with low intensity or doing nothing in a primary health care setting.
Knowledge of the function of the neck extensor muscles is fairly limited in scope.
Weak abdominal and trunk extensor muscles allow this flexing, or rounding of the spine, to continue through the shoulders.
They also assist the extensor muscles of the back, which run the full length of the spine to help maintain proper alignment of the vertebrae.
After he examined the patient though, Sayre concluded that "the deformity was due to paralysis and not contraction, and it was therefore necessary to restore vitality to the partially paralyzed extensor muscles, rather than to cut the apparently contracted flexors.
Instead, the study will assess preventive methods by implementing and evaluating targeted high intensity exercise interventions designed to strengthen the back extensor muscles.
2] relative to the recruited muscle mass during dynamic leg extension after using surface electrical stimualtion (450 [micro]s and 30 Hz) of the knee extensor muscles [33].
It has to be noted that unexpected changes in the handlebar direction during steering a bicycle may result in muscle contraction (involuntary manner) in both flexor and extensor muscles and in both sides.

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