Botox injection for Spasticity
What Is Upper Limb Spasticity?
Upper limb spasticity is a medical condition that affects the movement of the arms. Upper limb spasticity makes the arm muscles stiff and flexed. Sometimes, the arms may even twitch or move uncontrollably, in a spasm.
Upper limb spasticity usually happens after damage to the nervous system has been damaged, such as after a stroke or an injury. It can be painful and disruptive to daily life.
How Botox® Is Used in the Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity
In upper limb spasticity, the nerves send continuous messages to muscles in the arms telling them to contract, or tighten uncontrollably. During treatment, BOTOX® is injected directly into the stiff, tight muscles in the elbow, wrist, fingers, or thumb to block those signals and reduce muscle stiffness and tightness in the upper limbs.
What Is Lower Limb Spasticity?
Lower limb spasticity is a medical condition in which the muscles of the legs contract continuously resulting in abnormal tightening and stiffness of the legs.