Movement Disorders: Akinesia, Chorea, Dystonia, Involuntary Movements, Tourette’s Syndrome, Spasmodic Torticollis
Restless legs syndrome is best known as a neurological sensory disorder due to its symptoms, this is mostly felt during late evenings or at night when sleeping. Learn about some of the important facts about restless leg syndrome.
Patients having akathisia won’t be able to keep or sit still at one place and are always fidgety, restless, hop from foot to another or pace about. Akathisia literally means “inability to sit,” and is a type of movement disorder. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment of akathisia.
There are various conditions, which can result in ataxia, such as stroke, alcohol abuse. Ataxia can also be caused by an inherited defective gene. Treatment depends on the cause of ataxia and comprises of adaptive devices like cane or walkers, which help in maintaining patient’s independence.
Athetosis is a condition where the patient experiences slow, convoluted, involuntary and writhing movements of the hands, fingers, feet and toes. The common cause for Athetosis is lesions or damage in the brain, especially in the corpus striatum of which Athetosis is the symptom. Treatment for athetosis consists of different approaches which include: drugs, surgery and re-training the movements of the patient.
Dystonic tremor is a type of tremor which the patient develops along with or in association with dystonia. Dystonic tremor can also affect the patient’s quality of life and cause tiredness in the patient and feels of isolation in social gatherings. Know the difference between dystonic tremor and essential tremor, symptoms of dystonic tremor, its types, treatment and diagnosis.
Focal dystonia is an unusual neurological condition, which is also referred to as “the yips,” characterized by involuntary spasms in the small muscles. The cause of Focal Dystonia could be repetitive or overuse stress. People who commonly experience Focal Dystonia include golfers and musicians. Know the causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment of focal dystonia.
Involuntary Movements in body refers to a condition in which an individual does not have control over movements of the parts of the body. Know its causes, symptoms, treatment.
St. Vitus' Dance or Sydenham Chorea is found more in girls more than boys and is known to develop between the ages of 5 and 15. Know its causes, symptoms, treatment.