Squats, planks, bridges, and wall push-ups are among the most beneficial activities for people with MS. Exercise has been shown to have a reduced relapse rate, lower lesion volume, slower disease progression, and improved neurological results. Resistance training in particular can raise cortical thickness in people with remitting MS, which is linked to disease progression in MS.
Ms Exercises To Improve Walking
Walk from Heel to Toe by using a wall for balance, or walk on a balance beam. The heel of your front foot should meet the toe of your back foot. Take 5 to 15 steps forward and 5 to 15 steps backward.
5. Working With A Podiatrist
A podiatrist or other foot-care specialist may be able to assist you. Foot health can often be a problem for people with MS, Sandoval says, and podiatrists can help with anything from trimming toenails (if you can’t do it yourself) to treating foot ulcers. Podiatrists can also recommend shoe inserts or prescription shoes if needed.
Use It, Improve It!
Functional decline is often a vicious cycle. An individual has a problem with a particular job and decides against doing it. However, if you don’t use it, you lose it.
The good news is that the opposite is also true: you can use it to improve it! If you choose a measurable goal that is important to you and carry out concrete actions to achieve it, you will increase your chances of success.
4. Tai Chi
A tai chi adaptive yoga mat is a handy and gentler alternative to yoga. This martial art focuses on deep breathing and slow, delicate movements. Tai chi can help with balance, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. However, they also note that studies have not specifically looked at these effects in people with MS.
Stretching is good for everybody. Not only does it help you prepare for and recover from exercise, but it also helps to maintain mobility, which makes moving more convenient and reduces the chance of injury. Stretching helps with muscle tenacity if you have MS. Try stretching your calves, hip flexors, and hamstrings. Stretching is built into certain exercises, such as wall pushups that are held on the ground. Both the calves and the hamstrings are stretched out by this exercise.