Other problems

Spasticity may be associated with other deficits which impair function even more, such as abnormal movements (athetosisAthetosis is characterized by slow, involuntary, convoluted, writhing movements of the fingers, hands, toes, and feet and in some cases, arms, legs, neck and tongue. It can be quite permanent, ceasing only during sleep., chorea), vision deficiency, difficulties in walking and in body balance. Some patients will require crutches, walking aids or a wheelchair, which can limit even more the use of the hand.
Other problems associated with spasticity may include speach difficulty, hearing deficiencies, cognitive problems, emotional instability…

All of these problems must be taken into account when organizing the care of the individual person with spasticity.