5 Effective Exercises For Lower Body Paralysis

5 Effective Exercises For Lower Body Paralysis

Paraplegia is paralysis of leg or lower body, which is a health condition when you suffer loss of smooth functioning of your muscles and loss of sensation in the affected area. When you suffer from paralysis of your lower body, it becomes very difficult for you to move smoothly from one place to another and carry out various activities efficiently. It can affect your either one side of the body or both the sides of your body.

However, practicing certain simple yet effective exercises daily can help improve your muscle functionality of your lower body and help facilitate easy movements, flexibility, and mobility. You can perform effective exercises perform at home without any concerns in a safe manner. Read on to discover all about it.

Find Below Five Simple Yet Effective Exercise For Alleviating The Troubles Of Lower Body Paralysis.

1. Tall Kneeling:

Tall kneeling exercise is highly effective to alleviate the discomfort due to paraplegia or lower body paralysis [1]. First, you should get in a quadruped position and then slowly pull yourself up to the tall kneeling position. Make sure that your hips stay forward and your body rests properly on your Y ligaments. Stay in this position and try to balance for some time. Once you succeed in achieving the balance, then you can go for more challenging activities, such as reaching activities, to increase your mobility and flexibility. Tall kneeling exercise helps enhance your balance and muscle strength substantially.

2. Quadruped:

Practicing getting into a quadruped position is highly beneficial for you to increase your stability and balance and mitigate the discomfort due to paraplegia [2]. All you need to do is slowly get on your both the knees, place your hands forward, and balance your entire body on your both the limbs i.e. two hands and two legs. You get into a position similar to a quadruped animal or cat pose. It helps improve your motor control and enhances your elbow strength too substantially.


3. Chair Push-ups:

If you want to relieve pressure that increases your discomfort when you are suffering from paraplegia, go for chair push-ups [3]. Chair push-ups are one of the most beneficial exercises to increase your movements and flexibility. You can either use a usual chair or wheel chair. If you find it difficult to do chair push-ups, simply lean forward towards your thighs as much as you can. This helps relieve the pressure to a great extent.

Chair Push-ups

4. Crawling:

You can improve your muscle strength to a great extent by performing crawling or creeping exercise [4]. You simply need to get on your four limbs and then do crawling movements by first moving your upper body i.e. one hand forward, then put forward one leg, the third step need to put your other hand forward, and then get your other leg forward. It is as simple as crawling of baby. Perform this exercise daily to improve your muscle strength and mobility significantly.


5. Long-sit Position Exercise:

If you want to improve your sitting balance and overall body balance substantially, you need to practice long-sit position regularly [5]. All you need to do is sit on a mat, stretch your both the legs straight in the front, place your hands back with palms facing the direction opposite to your back, and balance your body on your stretched legs and hands by looking at the sky. Stay in this position for some minutes and then slowly get back to the initial position.

Long-sit Position Exercise

Now that you know these five effective exercises to alleviate the discomfort due to paraplegia or lower body paralysis, make sure you follow them daily and enhance your mobility to a great extent.