Poor Core Stability Evident in SSc Patients, Affecting Life Quality

Poor Core Stability Evident in SSc Patients, Affecting Life Quality

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Poor Core Stability Evident in SSc Patients, Affecting Life Quality

Patients with scleroderma have poor core stability, as measured by trunk muscle strength and endurance, affecting both their physical capacity and daily performance, a Turkish study found. Previous studies largely neglect trunk muscles in scleroderma patients, focusing instead on upper and lower limb muscle weakness, its researchers stated. Assessing and maintaining trunk muscle strength is important to life quality in people with scleroderma (also called systemic sclerosis or SSc). “Core stability exercises can be added…

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