Muscular hypertension or spasticity
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 18, 2016
Alternative names: hypertension, muscle, muscle stiffness
Hypertension is muscle stiffness.It can also be associated with increased muscle tone.Reflexes (eg, knee-jerk) for hypertension - stronger or enhanced.Hypertension may hinder walking, movement, or human speech.
Hypertension is usually caused by damage to the part of the brain that is involved in controlling movements.It can also develop as a result of damage to the nerves that run from the brain to the spinal cord.
Symptoms include muscle hypertension:
- abnormal posture;
- curvature of the shoulder, arm, wrist and fingers at an angle is not correct due to muscle tightness;
- the acquisition of deep tendon reflexes (knee or other);
- repetitive jerky movements (muscle twitching), especially when the person moves or anything concerned;
- crossing legs "scissors."
Hypertension can also affect it.A serious, long-term hypertension can lead to muscle contraction.It can reduce the range of motion or affect the flexibility of the joints.
Causes of hypertension muscles
- brain damage caused by lack of oxygen, as may occur suffocation;
- cerebral palsy;
- traumatic brain injury (brain injury);
- multiple sclerosis;
- neurodegenerative diseases - diseases that over time damage the brain and nervous system;
- spinal cord injury.
This list does not include all the conditions that can cause hypertension.
Diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, muscle
Exercise, including muscle stretching, can make symptoms less severe.Physical therapy is also helpful.
necessary to consult a doctor if:
- hypertension has increased;
- patient noticed strain in the affected areas.
doctor will perform a diagnostic check and may ask the patient questions about his symptoms, including the following:
- when he first noticed symptoms of hypertension;
- how long the attack lasted;
- when this happens, what time of day;
- how serious the patient;
- which muscles are affected;
- which improves its condition;
- which worsens his condition;
- What other symptoms are present.
After determining the cause of high blood pressure, your doctor may refer the patient to a physical therapist.Physical therapy includes a variety of exercises, including - on stretching and strengthening the muscles.These exercises can be taught to parents who may then help your child to do them at home.
Other treatments may include:
- medications that can be prescribed by doctors for the treatment of hypertension.These medications need to be taken in accordance with the instructions;
- botulinum toxin (Botox) may be injected into the spastic muscle;
- in rare cases, the pump can be inserted into the spinal fluid to directly deliver the right medicine to the nervous system.
Sometimes, in order to release the tendon or to reduce neuromuscular path requires surgery.