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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
Can spastic diplegia in adults be corrected with surgery. I have 2.5cm discrepancy rt leg longer then left with gait walk.?
Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may be able to be stretched slowly, but when the velocity is increased, the stretch causes a reflexive contraction within the muscle to antagonize the stretch. It is very commonly seen in upper motor neuron related diseases (stroke, cp, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: True spasticity as opposed to "muscle spasm" usually occurs secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as a spinal cord injury (sci), a brain injury, a tumor, a stroke, multiple sclerosis (ms), or a peripheral nerve injury. Treatments may include, preventative measures, therapy, positioning/orthotics, oral medication, injectable medication, and in some cased surgical intervention. ...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
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