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Spasticity Stiffness Of The Limbs
See a neurologist: neurologist may be able to find the cause and then treat it. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of injury of the nerves exiting the neck and thoracic spine? Difficulty breathing? Loss of tone causing poor posture? Burning?
Numbness in hands, tingling in lower half of body, weakness of the limbs, loss of balance, decreased energy, and stiff muscles? It's not anxiety!
Consult Neurologist: Anxiety can have many symptoms, however muscle weakness and stiffness does not seem to be symptoms commonly related to anxiety disorders. Tingling, numbness and loss of balance could beproblems related to many neurological conditions, or side effects of medications/substances. A neurologist should be able to rule out any other issues that could be causing these symptoms. ...Read more
Swelling: This can be just a little in the tissues and after you are up and about the use of the joints and soft tissues mobilize the swelling and decrease it leading to improvement. ...Read more
Pain numbness in both hands primarily in the last 3 fingers with involuntary muscle movement and weakness?
See your doctor: Unfortunately without more information, this is impossible to answer. However, I'd strongly suggest seeing your doctor to be evaluated as motor control in the fingers originates in the cranial spinal nerves. Good luck! ...Read more
Different theories: There are many different theories about what causes spasticity but the best explanation that i can give you is that under normal circumstances there is a balance between excitation and inhibition of muscle tone and movement. When there is injury or disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), there is excess excitation and not enough inhibition and the tone of certain muscles. ...Read more
Not really: Tens is low intensity electrical stimulation so mainly helps for pain control but a different form of electrical stimulation can help to decrease spasticity which i personally loves to use since it has practically no side effects and pt can use it at home once trained appropriately and it cost about 500$ which is equal to 1.5 vials of botox. ...Read more
Hydrocephalus: Foot numbness and muscle spasms are not typical of hydrocephalus. The classic symptoms are wet, wobbly and weird. The three Ws are: 1) urinary incontinence; 2) shuffling gait and a feeling that the feet are stuck to the floor; and 3) short-term memory loss. Numbness and muscle spasms may be caused by narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the spinal cord or polyneuropathy. ...Read more
Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...
Define "total": Please clarify what you mean by "total". I see that you have had CTR. Does "total" mean that ALL THE FINGERS are involved vs the first 3 fingers of either hand? If it's the first "total" then something other than CTS is happening. Given your comment that there is weakness you should see a Neurologist ASAP. On the hand, if your symptoms are confined to the 3 fingers, it may be recurrent CTS ...Read more
This could be stroke: or it could be from other causes of left arm numbness. Is there weakness? Is there increased reflexes. If you think you have a stroke you should see a doctor as soon as possible. An MRI done with diffusion weighted imaging can tell if you have a stroke. Ask your doctor fi this could help you. ...Read more
They are opposites,: There are different phases depending on the time since injury ...Read more
Thenar atrophy: Thenar muscle weakness results in thumb abduction weakness. This movement is holding the thumb straight up when the back of your hand is turned down (not shown in the picture). It should be able to overcome some resistance to adopt this position. You may also see a dimple in the muscle area at the base of your thumb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can limitation of motion or pain at vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee and ankle joint?
Muscle tone: Hypotonia is related to a muscle being too "relaxed" and spacticity means that a muscle is too "tight" and spasmodic. After a spinal cord injury the brain can no longer control in a perfect and efficient way the signals it gives to the nerves. Those nerves that eventually reach the various muscles and give too many or too few "commands". The muscles become too "tight" or too "relaxed". ...Read more
It is possible: Muscle tension can certainly cause tingling in the face by causing referred symptoms and affecting the superficial nerves. If the tingling is worse when you press on the tight muscles, it is a good indication that the symptoms are related. A physiatrist can help develop a treatment plan for this and can help look for other causes. ...Read more
I am having soreness and stiffness in my leg. Is that considered spasticity? Also, what can be done to keep the leg warm. Is this something a primary care or neurology should handle?
My son having spastic cerebal palsy, in day his muscles relaxes with physio of back/kee and ankle but at the very next morning he gets again stiffness.?
Limb stiffness: Stiffness of the limbs = lack of flexibility of extremities. ...Read more
Plz answr frnd is hvng stiffness in left limbs while awake bt no stiffness while slept this is aftr je? Why is this..Is this a good sign or bad sign?
Keep moving: Get check up then need to do exercises for strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance. ...Read more
See a neurologist: neurologist may be able to find the cause and then treat it. ...Read more
I have severe spasticity in my lower left limb due to a tbi. A split tendon transfer is not an option, is an amputation a plausible next step?
Unlikely.: It sounds like your spasticity is so tight that it is focal rigidity and is refractory to other treatments. Although the answer is complicated, for brevity, it is unlikely that spasticity producing pain, skin breakdown, or some other secondary effect will require an amputation. In addition, if pain is a problem, you may end with phantom pain thus compounding your problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?
I have spasticity in my lower limb from a tbi. I tried oral and injectable drugs. Split tendon transfer is not an option. I'm active. Thoughts on amputation?
Need to adapt: You have a permanent deficit. Many children with cerebral palsy learn to live with their disability and are active and participate in regular sports and activities. You now have a form of acquired cerebral palsy. Learn to adapt to it. A good therapy program will help, and trained therapists can be sure that you have the best bracing and stretching methods to provide optimal outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For lower limb spasticity, are there any other injectables available besides Botox? I also do not like the idea of the baclofen pump.
A couple approaches: Several oral meds may work well for spasticity, such as tizanidine, dantrolene sodium, even diazepam. BOTOX is approved by FDA for upper limb but not yet for lower limb. Baclofen outside of pump is mediocre, but coming soon is long-acting form which will make all the difference (might try Amrix for time being). Also, try physical therapy, biofeedback, acupuncture. ?medical marijuana? ...Read more
Sir i got lower limb weekness since 2004 due to spine TB. it also causes spasticity. I'm using baclofen pump for spasm. how to recover? kindly help me
Only your treating -: -MD can answer. It's been 11 years,so he/her should be asked,as they have much more information to aid them. ...Read more
For a few months i've got pain in my limbs/neck/back, morning stiffness (l/n/b). Dry mouth, unrefressing sleep. Blood test are -. What can it be?
I have urinary problems, extreme pain in muscles at top of right arm, stiffness in all limbs, dizzy when standing?
My new born 1mth girl child is having stiffness in the limbs. My doc has suggested blood test for calcium, phosphorus and tsh. Plz suggest.
My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?
Post-meningitic: TB affects multiple areas and can damage the nervous system by both direct damage and vasculitis of penetrating vessels from the meninges to the brain resulting in infarcts (killing of brain cells). This is not generally fully reversible and must be treated symptomatically. The only person who can determine what is necessary is the neurologist seeing her. Stick with them and be hopeful. ...Read more
What is it? I have ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, limb pain, ankle weakness, popping or snapping sound from joint, ligament laxity, ankle pain, difficulty moving joint, painful swollen joints (better by: splinting joint, compression wrap, ice, rest) (qu
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
>14 yrs, many symptoms inc. Severe pain, stiffness, weakness, cognitive and vision probs. Most tests norm, except emg, with slowed/no response in extremities. Seen many drs, no diag. Suggestions/help?
Best way of preventing back stiffness after prolonged walking in patient with m.S. For 31 years.?
Not really: I am pleased for you that you are still walking. Stiffness is from the spacticity. Medications can help but do have side effects. If your walk is difficult, consider the 4 wheeled shopping cart design of walker that smooths out your balance and gait you may find this more comfortable and help you walk at a better speed. ...Read more
My body tenses a lot. Muscles are spastic. I desire a natural birth. If so, and i tense, can I push baby back in? Will i be difficult? Don't want c/s
Had fluctuations in thyroid levels, last blood exam seemed was normalizing. Thyroid U/S normal. Could this fluctuation cause alot body aches,stiffness?
Subacute thyroiditis: Hi. Assuming you're not taking thyroid hormone, it sounds like you've had a subacute thyroiditis, in which the inflamed and stunned thyroid suffers a temporary shutdown. Over several months you go from normal to hyper, back through normal to hypo, then usually back to normal. Symptoms vary all over the place, and yours aren't the most common, they could be related. See how it goes when back normal ...Read more
Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)
Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more
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