What is arm/hand spasticity?

Also known as: arm spasms, upper limb spasticity, upper limb spasms, elbow spasticity, forearm spasticity, wrist spasticity, hand spasticity, flexion contractures.

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.


Reviewed by: Trevor J Resnick, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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