Contractures that occur after a stroke can be prevented with proper post-stroke rehabilitation. Muscular rigidity and tightness on the affected side are characteristic indicators of contracture.
Spasticity is a condition that causes the muscles to become rigid and tight owing to the stroke or brain injury, and contractures are the result of this condition.
If someone with spasticity does not receive the appropriate rehabilitation or is referred to physiotherapy, they will most likely develop contractures, which will cause the affected side of their body to show normal symptoms.
Rehabilitation for contractures requires retraining the way in which the affected muscles respond as well as re-establishing the link between the brain and the affected muscles.
If the patient is sent to a physiotherapist early on, there is a good chance that the contracture can be reversed using the following rehabilitation techniques.
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