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2,121 Possible Causes for Muscle Contracture

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Physical therapy and bracing to prevent muscle contractures and orthopedic management of scoliosis are important components of the care plan.[] Loss of muscle mass ( wasting ). Muscle contractures in the heels, legs. Muscle deformities.[] Loss of respiratory (breathing) muscle power and involvement of heart muscle becomes life threatening in the late teens or early 20s.[]

  • Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Due to pain, children usually stop using their joints in a normal way and muscle contractures may appear.[] If maintained for prolonged periods (usually more than 1 month), this abnormal position leads to the shortening (called contracture) of muscles and tendons and to the development[] Regular exercise and range-of-motion exercises will help maintain joint range and muscle strength and prevent contractures. Occupational therapy.[]

  • Hemophilia

    Since synovitis or articular contracture is an underlying condition of hemophilia, muscle shortening may occur.[] This disease can lead to further symptoms such as: • progressive decreased motion • flexion contracturesmuscle atrophy [1] The second most common presentation of hemophilia[] Signs and symptoms of GI involvement include: • Fever • Abdominal distention and pain • Melena (bloody stool) • Hip flexion contracture (iliopsoas muscle spasm due to retroperitoneal[]

  • Muscle Spasticity

    All patients had increased muscle tone of the triceps surae (TS) but no muscle contractures.[] Spasticity may be associated with muscle / joint contractures, and with abnormal movements. What is muscle contracture? It is a consequence of spasticity.[] Like in the elbow, clinical examination helps to distinguish between spasticity, and muscle contracture.[]

  • Polymyositis

    Massage and stretch your muscles. Gentle body massage and stretches may help prevent muscle contractures.[] (contracture).[] A contracture is a shortened muscle that makes a joint difficult to move. Eat a variety of healthy foods.[]

  • Dermatomyositis

    A small percentage of children with the disorder will become permanently disabled because of muscle contractures and calcinosis.[] In some children, the inflamed muscles become tight and shorten (called contractures).[] However, there may be some residual muscle weakness, atrophy (wasting), or contractures (a condition in which joints become fixed in position or limited in range of motion[]

  • Encephalitis

    Rev Neurol (Paris). 2018 Apr;174(4):228-236. doi: 10.1016/j.neurol.2017.11.004. Epub 2018 Mar 31. Author information 1 Centre de référence maladies rares 'Syndromes neurologiques paranéoplasiques', hospices civils de Lyon, hôpital neurologique, neurologie B, 69677 Bron, France; INMG (NeuroMyoGene Institut), Inserm U1217/CNRS[…][]

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5

    […] i.e. rapid muscle breakdown with muscle contractures.[] If activity is continued after symptoms appear, severe, painful muscle cramping and contracture may occur; this may be accompanied by myoglobinuria and can lead to rhabdomyolysis[] Fixed contractures with rhabdomyolysis . Secondary symptoms Raised urate level. Possible muscle wasting. Risk of acute renal failure. Treatment No specific treatment.[]

  • Hip Contracture

    Liu YJ, Wang Y, Xue J et al (2009) Arthroscopic gluteal muscle contracture release with radiofrequency energy.[] A muscle contracture involves the shortening and tightening of the muscles. Joints.[] M245 is used to code Contracture A muscle contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint.[]

  • Joint Contracture

    Contractures (Contracture Deformity) Definition: Contractures refer to the permanent tightening of non-bony tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, or skin.[] A muscle contracture involves the shortening and tightening of the muscles. Joints.[] These include: Deformity Immobility Injury Chronic inflammation Certain disorders that affect nerves and muscles almost always lead to contractures.[]

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