CNA Basic Restorative Services 1

A contracture (tightening, or shortening of a muscle) is caused by

When a muscle is not moved or exercised, it can shorten and become stiff. Range of motion (ROM)becomes limited and movement can be painful. Prevention is important when a client is immobile or has a disorder that can lead to contractures, such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. Stretching, performing ROM exercises and using splints can help maintain function.

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