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What Is A Spastic Gait
Gait is the way locomotion is achieved using our limbs. Gait is defined as "bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of human body, in which there is alternate movements of different segments of the body" . Different gaits are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, ...Read more
See below: A muscle that is spastic has increased muscle tone and resists movement. This may cause problems with using the arms and hands and walking. Spastic muscles are a sign of a central nervous system disorder, a process in the brain or spinal cord or both that causes this abnormal muscle tone. Seen in brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, ms, ALS and other conditions. ...Read more
See below: Paraplegia refers to weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities. Spastic refers to the tone of the muscle which is abnormally increased. Spastic paraplegia occurs when there is damage to either the spinal cord, brain or both. There are many causes including trauma, infections, vascular problems, and toxins. ...Read more
One side affected: This generally refers to a disorder of strength and mobility involving one side of the body.The limbs are stiff and movement is difficult but possible.Hemiplegia would mean the side is essentially paralyzed. It is often the result of pre-natal brain injury/stroke and more often found in premature infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain contract: It is a binding document where you will follow the rules of engagement for the management of your pain. Shows your commitment and the seriousness of your doctor to take care of your pain. Gives you guidelines of how and where to get or not to get pain medications, screening for use or abuse of medications, which allows for close monitoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clumsy gait: = abnormal manner of walking.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is torsion dystonia with phycogenic movement? Is it neurologic or phycological? What treatment is available
? psychogenic ?: Torsion dystonia is a muscle disorder that can occur from many different causes. It can occur in degenerative disorders such as parkinsonism, huntington disease, wilsons, etc. It can occur due to medication effects especially major tranquilizers. It can be just a episodic event in some your people without definable cause. It can be either the cause for or the result of emotional stress. ...Read more
Categorical : "cp" is a group of chronic motor impairments defined by functional limitations in mobility & hand use from neurological dysfunction, not by underlying cause.Impaired control of movement & posture appears early in life, usually from prenatal brain malformation or injury. Spastic=increased muscle tone with decreased voluntary movement hemi-one-sided paresis-weakness is a form of cp. ...Read more
Unclear but,: Urinary bladder spasm is a known condition for people with bladder irritation and is common in patients who have a urinary catheter. It means the bladder contracts (spasms, cramps) which causes pain. Also, ureter spasms develop in people who have ureteric stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More likely clonus: A kinetic tremor refers to a tremor present during activity and usually signifies cerebellar dysfunction. If that were so then one would expect similar complaints from the corresponding arm. Clonus refers to an increase in tone in the affected limb causing rhythmic flexion and extension at the ankle although it can occur less commonly at the knee. A good h&p can sort out the difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SPASTIC DIPLEGIA: Spastic paraplegia means weakness in all four limbs, but legs are weaker than the arms, spasticity will be more obvious in legs rather than arms, spastic paraplegia or also called diplegia is common in premature babies who have complication of prematurity like intraventricular hemmorhage which leads to white matter changes around the midline in the brain which controls the motor function of the le. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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