The Best Spasticity Treatment to Relieve Stiff Muscles after Stroke (Plus 7 Extra Tips)
How to Treat Spasticity in Paralyzed Muscles
Sometimes muscles become so stiff with spasticity that they become paralyzed.
The following methods can help reduce spasticity in paralyzed muscles:
4. Passive Exercise
When you can’t move your muscles after stroke, you can begin the neuroplastic rewiring process through passive exercise.
This simply means assisting your affected muscles through each movement – either with the help of a caregiver or by using your non-affected side.
Although you aren’t “doing it yourself,” passive movement still helps activate neuroplasticity. As you begin to regain movement, you can graduate to active exercises.
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