Here is My Question:
Does spasticity hurt? Can the pain in my hamstrings be due to spasticity?
Patients tend to report painful spasticity but there are exceptions. Spasticity can present in any muscle or muscle group, but also tend to follow other signs of central nervous system involvement that your neurologist can confirm on the neurological exam. If spasticity is the cause of symptoms, various medicines could be used, but I typically recommend deep stretching of the affected muscles frequently first as this can be helpful while avoiding medication side effects.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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