Joint Receptors (Beside Pain Receptors) Osteopathybooks

Joint Receptors (Beside Pain Receptors)

Receptors Where What Threshold Information
Type I In the superficial layers of the joint capsule Mechanoreceptors, responding to static and dynamic stimulation Slow Position of joint. Contribution to regulation muscle tone. Movement sense.
Type II In the deeper capsule layers and within fat pads Dynamic mechanoreceptors High and they adapt quickly Rapid change of direction.
Type III In joint ligaments Dynamic mechanoreceptors High and they adapt slowly Direction of movement.
Braking effect on muscle tone if the joint moves too fast or too far.
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