Upper Limb Spasticity | Overview


What is upper-limb spasticity?

Upper-limb spasticity occurs when the muscles in the arm are constantly contracted (shortened) and stiff. This can cause unusual and uncontrollable muscle movements (spasms) in the arm. People with upper-limb spasticity may also have trouble coordinating the movement of their arms. They may have trouble using the arm normally. Upper-limb spasticity can also be painful.


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Created: 08/10