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Web Link: Exercises for muscles and joints

May patients suffer from muscle wasting, muscle weakness or stiff and painful joints after Intensive Care.This link will take you to the NHS Inform website and their pages on muscle and joint issues, which you might find helpful. You can print off their advice and there is also an "app" that you can download onto your phone.

Article: Joint stiffness and pain

Patients sometimes suffer from stiff and painful joints after Intensive Care, particularly in the ankles, knees, elbows and shoulders.This can make it difficult to do simple things like getting out of bed, walking around the ward or washing and showering. Why do I have joint stiffness or pain? Patients who have spent longer in Intensive Care seem to be at greater risk of developing joint stiffness and pain. Joint stiffness and pain can be due to several things but is most...

Article: Mobility issues after getting home

Patients sometimes tell us that they continue to have problems getting around after they get home. This can happen as a result or a combination of many things; muscle wasting, general weakness, fatigue, joint pain and stiffness or issues with balance. Some people also tell us that they lose their confidence a little, in the first few days of getting home.

Web Link: Muscle and joint issues: NHS Inform

This link will take you to the website of NHS Inform and their Musculoskeletal Zone (which deals with muscle or joint problems).They offer advice and information on upper body issues (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), lower body issues (hip, thigh, calf, ankle and foot) and back issues. They also have an app, which you can download onto your phone, tablet or computer Please be aware that the information given is not geared specifically to patients who have spent time in...