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What questions should you ask your doctor about upper limb spasticity?

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You’ll want to find out as much as you can about your condition so you can learn how to control it and feel better. You might want to ask:

  • What caused my spasticity?
  • What kinds of treatments are there?
  • Which ones would be best for me?
  • How will the medicines make me feel?
  • Do I need physical therapy?
  • How long will I need treatment?
  • What can I do to make my arms less stiff?

From: Upper Limb Spasticity WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Stroke Association: “Spasticity.”

American Stroke Association: “What Is Stroke?”

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: “New Hope for the Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity.”

American Association of Family Physicians: “Upper Limb Spasticity.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Spasticity Information Page.”

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine: “Rehabilitation of Moderate to Severe TBI: Movement Disorders, Spasticity and Contractures.”

University of Vermont Fletcher Allen Health Care: “Spasticity.”

University of Vermont Fletcher Allen Health Care: “Spasticity Treatment.”

Central Peninsula Hospital (Arkansas): “Caring for Muscle Spasticity or Spasms.”

American Stroke Association: “Finding Support: You Are Not Alone.”

Business Wire. “Ipsen announces FDA approval of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for injection in the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults in the United States.”

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American Stroke Association: “Spasticity.”

American Stroke Association: “What Is Stroke?”

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: “New Hope for the Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity.”

American Association of Family Physicians: “Upper Limb Spasticity.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Spasticity Information Page.”

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine: “Rehabilitation of Moderate to Severe TBI: Movement Disorders, Spasticity and Contractures.”

University of Vermont Fletcher Allen Health Care: “Spasticity.”

University of Vermont Fletcher Allen Health Care: “Spasticity Treatment.”

Central Peninsula Hospital (Arkansas): “Caring for Muscle Spasticity or Spasms.”

American Stroke Association: “Finding Support: You Are Not Alone.”

Business Wire. “Ipsen announces FDA approval of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for injection in the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults in the United States.”

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 15, 2017

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