Lower Limb Dystonia

Quick Facts

  • Lower limb dystonia is a focal dystonia of the foot or leg.
     
  • Symptoms may be fixed or triggered by activities such as walking or running.
     
  • Lower limb dystonia in children may be an initial symptom of generalized dystonia.
     
  • Lower limb dystonia may be primary or secondary.
     
  • When lower limb dystonia occurs in adults, it is often due to an identifiable cause such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, trauma, or psychogenic causes.
     
  • In some cases, lower limb dystonia appears without any apparent external cause. In many of these cases, the symptoms appear primarily or only in the context of walking or running.
     
  • Treatment may include botulinum neurotoxin injections, oral medications, physical therapy, or a  combination.

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