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    Contractures

    A PT told me I'm getting contractures in the ankle on my weak side. I'm not sure what this means. Is it reversible? Preventable? Could that also be why my hip on that side is so stiff and painful? Thanks for any info...

    C5/6 incomplete, injured Aug. 2000

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    A contracture is when the joint does not move as much as it should. It can be reversible with increasing range of motion exercises but may need stretching and then casting to keep it stretched. It can be usually be prevented by doing range of motion exercises consistently. It may be why your hip is so stiff and painful. Have the PT check the range of motion in your hip.

    JM

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