Careful passive physiotherapy with the aim of keeping joints mobile and maintaining the angle of foot to leg can be worthwhile for some people who are bed bound. When lying down or sitting, the Achilles tendon shortens. The foot can be propped up with a bolster pillow in bed in order to lengthen the tendon. A physiotherapist may be able to advise carers on how to move the M.E. sufferer’s joints passively. Splints may be used for contractures in the hands.
Bed : Pressure Sores