Spasticity involves involuntary muscle stiffness and/or spasms-sustained muscle contractions or sudden movements. It is one of the more common symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
Spasticity can be as mild as the feeling of tightness of muscles or so severe as to produce painful uncontrollable spasms of extremities, usually of the legs. Spasticity can also produce feelings of pain or tightness in and around joints and cause low back pain.
Some people whose legs are very weak, find that spasticity makes the legs more rigid and actually helps them to stand, transfer or walk.
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Dr Phu Hoang, MS Consultant Physiotherapist explains spasticity in MS and management strategies. (Recorded September 2016)
Webinar Handouts: Getting active with MS: managing spasticity
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