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Doctor insights on: Spasticity Stiffness Of The Limbs

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Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Stiffness of the limbs?

What is the definition or description of: Stiffness of the limbs?

Limb stiffness: Stiffness of the limbs = lack of flexibility of extremities. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a Neurologist : If by je you mean japanese encephalitis, all these symtoms are seen with je. Japanese encephalitis is mosquito born and is also seen in india. Must see a neurologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Postop complication: One has to worry about a delayed postoperative complication-significant!!!! Need to see operating surgeon . Potential causes would be hematoma(blood) compressing spinal cord or even a spinal cord lesion remote from operative site ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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For lower limb spasticity, are there any other injectables available besides Botox? I also do not like the idea of the baclofen pump.

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

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I have urinary problems, extreme pain in muscles at top of right arm, stiffness in all limbs, dizzy when standing?

I have urinary problems, extreme pain in muscles at top of right arm, stiffness in all limbs, dizzy when standing?

Hard to say: This is difficult to say. You could have an infection, viral or UTI. If you are not better or things worsen, you should see an MD to get your blood pressure and urine checked and perhaps lab work. ...Read more

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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?

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

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77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?

77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?

Neurologist: Patient should definitely be seen by a neurologist for testing. Electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and labs can provide objective evidence to better understand physiology and offer perhaps more effective treatment and management options. ...Read more

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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

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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


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more