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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.[aanem.org] Loss of muscle mass ( wasting ). Muscle contractures in the heels, legs. Muscle deformities.[nlm.nih.gov] Loss of respiratory (breathing) muscle power and involvement of heart muscle becomes life threatening in the late teens or early 20s.[aanem.org]

  • Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Due to pain, children usually stop using their joints in a normal way and muscle contractures may appear.[symptoma.com] 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[printo.it] Regular exercise and range-of-motion exercises will help maintain joint range and muscle strength and prevent contractures. Occupational therapy.[uofmhealth.org]

  • Hemophilia

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

  • Muscle Spasticity

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

  • Polymyositis

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

  • Dermatomyositis

    A small percentage of children with the disorder will become permanently disabled because of muscle contractures and calcinosis.[chop.edu] In some children, the inflamed muscles become tight and shorten (called contractures).[printo.it] 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[chop.edu]

  • 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[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5

    […] i.e. rapid muscle breakdown with muscle contractures.[symptoma.com] 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[genedx.com] Fixed contractures with rhabdomyolysis . Secondary symptoms Raised urate level. Possible muscle wasting. Risk of acute renal failure. Treatment No specific treatment.[agsd.org.uk]

  • Hip Contracture

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

  • Joint Contracture

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

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