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Play video games used to be anything but they'll work out.
But with new technology making the play a part of the action they're helping to ease the symptoms in some multiple sclerosis patients.
Individuals -- Imus have a lot of balance issues and vertical problems there's numbness in the extreme Indies and then there's fastest city.
Why the stiffness of the muscles as a result of which there is bad movement of the joints becomes challenging it becomes restricted.
In an unconventional steady at the Ohio State university's Wexner medical center.
Got him shake up archives and her colleagues looking at how the game Dance Dance Revolution.
Can't keep MS patients on their feet.
He thought that this game might motivate them because it's fun and entertaining.
And because the -- gives a lot of feedback.
51 year old Tracy Blackwell was diagnosed with MS in 2001.
Even with medication her disease was becoming unmanageable.
I participated in the study.
I'd say I -- -- maybe to the mailbox and -- -- there are.
And now I walk has come out every -- ninety DDR every.
Physical limitations aren't the only issues MS patients -- -- Many have extreme fatigue and memory problems.
We're trying to figure out if exercise helps with cognitive function and we believe this may work because of animal studies that have shown that.
Exercise helps create new neurons in the area of the brain where memories are formed.
For more information on how to enroll in the study visit clinical trials dot gov.
-- Fox News.