Current issues in arthrogenous inhibition.

  title={Current issues in arthrogenous inhibition.},
  author={Abigail Young},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={52 11},
Joint disease commonly results in severe weakness of associated muscles. Efforts to restore strength are often unsuccessful, even in the absence of pain. This is because of the underlying inhibition of motoneurones by afferent signals from in and around the affected joint, 'arthrogenous inhibition'. This phenomenon has received scant scientific attention, but several experimental techniques are now available with which it can be studied in man. Animal studies suggest possible neurophysiological… CONTINUE READING