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3 Possible Causes for Unable to Release Grip

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    BACKGROUND: Apathy is a common debilitating symptom of myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). The Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES) has been identified as a promising measurement instrument to be used in DM1 but its metrological properties must be further documented. OBJECTIVE: To determine the internal consistency of the[…][]

  • Myotonia Congenita

    Abstract We have studied 14 patients from a kindred with an autosomal dominant form of myotonia, with features differing from most cases of autosomal dominant or recessive myotonia congenita. All patients had painful muscle stiffness that was provoked by fasting and oral potassium administration and was relieved[…][]

  • Electric Burn

    At currents above the let-go threshold (6 to 9 mA), this can result in the person being unable to release the current source voluntarily thus prolonging the duration of exposure[] Although all the muscles of the arm may be tetanically innervated by a shock, the flexors of the hand and forearm are much stronger than the extensors so that the hand grips[]

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