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Dr. Colin Fennell
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Spastic Contractures (Overview)

Spastic contractures, or muscle spasms that limit the range of motion, are usually due to a brain or spinal cord injury.


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What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

Mostly genetic: Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder with a strong family history. Almost 2/3's of people with this disease have an affected family member. There are some associations with diabetes, alcoholism, and the occasional post-injury case. For the most part it is transmitted within families with some northern european ancestry. Disease causes nodules, cords and finger contractures. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Fennell
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Spastic Contractures (Overview)

Spastic contractures, or muscle spasms that limit the range of motion, are usually due to a brain or spinal cord injury.


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What does a sagging kidney in a child mean my son is nine and he still wets the bed recently it has been extremely dark in color and smells really bad, they did bloodwork and ruled out his liver, but further testing has said he has a spastic bladder, and

What does a sagging kidney in a child mean my son is nine and he still wets the bed recently it has been extremely dark in color and smells really bad, they did bloodwork and ruled out his liver, but further testing has said he has a spastic bladder, and

Nephroptosis : Nephroptosis is also called a “sagging kidney”. The kidney could be floating or loose and as a result it can drop down lower in the abdominal cavity. Nephroptosis can be asymptomatic or it can cause problems like urinary tract infections (having a urgent need to go or having to urinate more often). Sometimes it can be a cause for nausea, vomiting, constipation or a full or heavy feeling abdomen. Sometimes it can even lead to problems with sleep or dizziness. It is good that you are having him thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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How do you treat famial spastic parapesis?

How do you treat famial spastic parapesis?

Symptomatic: Most individuals primarily suffer from significant spasticity of the lower extremities in this condition which results in pain and difficulty with walking. There are many treatments for spasticity that can be affective including oral agents, injectable medications and even implantable devices to reduce tone. Consultation with a spasticity specialist such as phsyiatrist or neurologist can help, . ...Read more

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What is dupuytren's contracture and how is it treated?

What is dupuytren's contracture and how is it treated?

Fibroproliferation: Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder involving the tissues of the hand and sometimes the feet and/or genitalia. The disease is progressive, has a high family prevalence and recurrence rate. Treatment is observation for mild cases. More severe cases are treated with open surgery, percutaneous neddle apponeurotomy, or Collagenase injection. C a board certified ortho hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Spastic colitis treatment?

Spastic colitis treatment?

Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please. ...Read more

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Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Yes: Both drug and non-drug approaches can be very helpful. Physical therapy can direct you in helpful stretching exercises. Medications such as tizanidine, baclofen, clonazepam, diazepam have all been used to address the mechanisms of spasticity. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for volkmann's contracture in a child?

Is there a cure for volkmann's contracture in a child?

Therapy and surgery: While there is no "cure" for volkmann's contracture once it has occurred, it can be improved. Depending on the degree of contracture, it can be treated with therapy to stretch out the muscles. More severe cases may require surgery to lengthen the muscles or reposition tendons so that they function better. ...Read more

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What are the ways to get rid of spasticity? Does stretching actually work?

Various treatment: Stretching may help with contractures that are caused by spasticity, however the actual spasticity is treated with medications, injections and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine)..Plz help I need my celexa back!

Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine)..Plz help I need my celexa back!

Possibly: Clonazepam is a possibility but is a controlled substance and is not prescribed unless you really have problems with he baclofen. It causes dependence and is pretty hard to wean from. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that ...Read more