It is known that individuals are exposed to inadequate joint, muscle and bone density in elderly people as a result of restless life. In this study, the effect of the practice of prayer in the hip and knee joint openings without any disruption in the belief of Islamic religion was aimed at the effect of hip and knee joint range of motion (EHA) encountered in later ages. Randomly selected individuals were included in the study. Patients with any orthopedic, neurological and vascular disease, and those with a history of previous surgery on the lower extremity were excluded. 70 volunteer male subjects aged 50-70 were included in the study. A total of 70 persons were included in the study group, 35 of whom made prayers from time of adolescence and 35 of them who did not render them as control groups. In the supine position, groups were measured passively using flexion (EHA) values of both hip and knee joints on both sides. As a reference to the EHA, the World Health Organization (WHO) values for the Body Mass Index (BMI) of the American Orthopedic Society (AAOS) were taken into account. Hip and knee ROM values were statistically significant between the two groups (p <0.01). It is thought that light exercise without daily disruptions and daily prayer movements may be a guide for the elimination of movement losses.
THE EFFECT OF NAMAZ MOVEMENTS ON HIP AND KNEE JOINT MOVEMENTS