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Signs of Dystonias

Symptoms of Dystonias

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dystonias may include:

Note that Dystonias symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Dystonias signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Dystonias:

The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, may affect a single muscle; a group of muscles such as those in the arms, legs, or neck; or the entire body. Early symptoms may include a deterioration in handwriting after writing several lines, foot cramps, and a tendency of one foot to pull up or drag after running or walking some distance. Other possible symptoms are tremor and voice or speech difficulties. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dystonias Information Page: NINDS)

More Symptoms of Dystonias:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Dystonias article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Dystonias?

The phrase "signs of Dystonias" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Dystonias that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Dystonias" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Dystonias.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Dystonias. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Dystonias has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Dystonias signs or Dystonias symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Dystonias may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Dystonias symptoms.


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