Upper extremity spasticity (arm & hand spasticity)
Also known as: arm spasms, upper limb spasticity, upper limb spasms, elbow spasticity, forearm spasticity, wrist spasticity, hand spasticity, flexion contractures.
What is upper extremity spasticity?
Upper extremity spasticity (also known as arm and hand spasticity) refers to uncontrolled and abrupt movements known as spasms that frequently occur in the arms or hands. The spasms are often accompanied by stiff arm muscles, as well as trouble with arm coordination or function.
What causes arm and hand spasticity?
Arm spasticity occurs due to nerve damage. The condition is frequently the result of another medical condition, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, a spinal cord injury, a brain injury or cerebral palsy.
What are the symptoms of upper extremity spasticity?
What are arm and hand spasticity care options?
Reviewed by: Trevor J Resnick, MD
This page was last updated on: October 08, 2021 03:14 PM