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What can I do when I have multiple sclerosis to strengthen my muscles?

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Medicine and physical therapy can strengthen your muscles, prevent stiffness, and improve flexibility when you have multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation: "Spasticity in MS."

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: "Spasticity, Mobility Problems, and Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "Weakness."

National MS Society: "Spasticity," "Stretching with a Helper for People with MS."

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland: "Muscle Spasms and Stiffness."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 12, 2019

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation: "Spasticity in MS."

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: "Spasticity, Mobility Problems, and Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Trust: "Weakness."

National MS Society: "Spasticity," "Stretching with a Helper for People with MS."

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland: "Muscle Spasms and Stiffness."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 12, 2019

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