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Stroke Recovery Tips, March 2014 Issue
March 20, 2014

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Below you will find the latest from the March 2014 Issue of Stroke Recovery Tips.

Have you noticed that you have a twitch or tremor after having your stroke or maybe jerky, writhing, or involuntary movements? Sometimes movement disorders can occur after stroke. These disorders are more frequently noticed with strokes that occur in the basal ganglia or thalamus but can occur from strokes in other areas of the brain as well. These disorders can appear right away or even several years after stroke. Some of the movement disorders that can occur after stroke :

Hemichorea—unilateral, rapid involuntary movements of bending/straightening or rotation

Hemiballismus—involuntary flailing, violent movements of the limbs

Tremor—involuntary, quivering movement (often in the hands)

Myoclonus—sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle

Dystonia—sustained muscle contractions causing twisting and abnormal postures

Athetosis—slow, writhing movements usually of the hands and feet

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