What is Immobilization?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications


Immobilization, or not moving, can be useful for periods of time where the body requires rest in order to properly recover from certain types of injury or illness. It may be accomplished by simply resting in bed or through the use of a cast or other device to prevent moving parts of the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Broken ankle 1 2
Pain in left wrist 1 0
Spasms in thumb 1 1
Torn peroneal tendon 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Immobilization

Side effect Patients
Atrophy of muscles 1
Back pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Immobilization

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Immobilization


Stopped using Immobilization

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Immobilization.