Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
A definition of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MS is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system, leading to a number of physical and mental symptoms causing disability as the disease progresses. MS often begins to occur in young adults and is more common in women than men. A person with MS suffers from many neurological symptoms including changes in sensation, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, difficulty in moving, fatigue and chronic pain to mention just a few. This disease does not have a cure, but several therapies have proven helpful. In order to maintain movement and range of motion in the joints, you may want to consider wearing a dynamic splint. Dynamic splints are designed to mimic therapist’s hands, by applying a consistent amount of tension and prevent contractures and increase range of motion. If you have multiple sclerosis, you may want to consider using a Dynasplint® System.