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Suggest medication to reduce arm spasticity after a stroke

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar

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Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: I've been having decreased motor speed in my hands, especially the right one
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Provide more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Is there any weakness in right hand, thinning or wasting of muscle, neck pain, sensation loss?
Any complaints in right lower limb?
Any urinary complains?
Any headache, vomiting, seizure, loss of consciousness, visual loss, diplopia, dysphagia, change in voice, gait abnormalities?
Total duration of illness?
Onset of disease was sudden or gradual?
Any other illness like diabetes, hypertension?
Any family history?
Any tremors in involved hand?
Slowness without weakness may be due to idiopathic parkinsons disease.
You need to provide more details.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 40 minutes later
thank you for your response

in answer to your questions, I do occasionally have tremors with movement of my wrist, especially when I flex it backwards.

the only other symptoms I have is occasional dull pain in my right arm, especially when I hold it up or out, like when driving

this may be unrelated, but I have always been double jointed in all my fingers, and now they tend to lock up when I put on gloves

I've had these symptoms for 4 to 6 months, and it seemed to be a sudden onset, I just noticed it one day

thank you
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get examined and evaluated by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
You need a detailed neurological examination and probably Mri of brain.
Possibility of post stroke spasticity or brain ICSOL may be there.
Another possibility may be parkinsons disease.
Visit to a neurologist will help in making a diagnosis.
Wishing you good health.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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