What is the role of electrical stimulation in the treatment of spasticity?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Electrical stimulation may be used to stimulate a weak muscle to oppose the activity of a stronger, spastic one. It also may reduce spasticity for short periods of time. Electrical stimulation is used most often to help flex the ankle for walking and to help extend spastic fingers. [54]


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