Lower Limb Dystonia
- 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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