What are the possible benefits of spasticity?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Answer

Spasticity can confer certain benefits to the patient, including the following:

  • Substitutes for strength, allowing standing, walking, gripping

  • May improve circulation and prevent deep venous thrombosis and edema

  • May reduce the risk of osteoporosis


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