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Range of motion is the degree of movement a joint has when it is
extended, flexed, and rotated through all of its possible movements. A joint
becomes stressed or overextended if it is moved past its natural range.
A person may increase a joint's range of motion through regular,
gentle stretching exercises as directed by a health professional. Often these
exercises are recommended after an injury or surgery to help prevent joint
Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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