Muscle tension and joint mobility.

  title={Muscle tension and joint mobility.},
  author={C. H. Barnett and A F Cobbold},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={28 6},
Even when the muscles surrounding a joint are inactive, they still exert a damping effect on joint mobility, because of the passive elastic tension exerted by the stretched muscle fibres and their connective tissue (Clemmesen, 1951). For example, if the forearm muscles are allowed to relax and the forearm is then shaken violently, the hand will swing… CONTINUE READING