The Best Spasticity Treatment to Relieve Stiff Muscles after Stroke (Plus 7 Extra Tips)
The Little Known Cause of Spasticity After Stroke
Spasticity is caused by miscommunication from your brain, not your muscles.
Normally your muscles are in constant communication with your brain about how much tension they’re feeling, and the brain has to constantly monitor this tension to prevent tearing.
So your brain continuously sends out messages telling your muscles when to contract and relax.
When a stroke damages part of the brain responsible for muscle control, this communication is thrown off.
The damaged part of your brain no longer receives the messages that your muscles are trying to send, and as a result, your brain no longer tells them when to contract or relax.
So, your muscles keep themselves in a constant state of contraction in order to protect themselves.
This is how spasticity is created. Which begs the question: how can you fix it?
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