What are the risk factors for developing spasticity?

There are several factors that can exacerbate pre-existing spasticity, like pain, emotional tensions (joy, anger, grief), urination or bowel movement, infections, constrictive clothing, tight shoes, ingrown nails, inflammation, skin injuries, thromboses, and fractures.

After a stroke, high-grade paralysis and sensory disturbances are risk factors for the development of spasticity.

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