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Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes involuntary contractions of your muscles. These contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements. Sometimes they are painful.

Dystonia can affect just one muscle, a group of muscles or all of your muscles. Symptoms can include tremors, voice problems or a dragging foot. Symptoms often start in childhood. They can also start in the late teens or early adulthood. Some cases worsen over time. Others are mild.

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  1. Dystonia (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... twisting and repetitive movements. Sometimes they are painful. Dystonia can affect just one muscle, a group of muscles or all of your muscles. Symptoms can include tremors, voice problems or a dragging foot. ... inherit dystonia. Others have it because of another disease. Researchers ...
  2. Dystonias From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... postures and shortening of tendons. How are the dystonias classified? One way to classify the dystonias is based upon ... is available from the following organizations: Column1 Column2 Dystonia Medical Research Foundation 1 East Wacker Drive Suite 2810 Chicago, IL 60601- ...
  3. ... DYT1 Early-Onset Primary Dystonia Genetic Testing Registry: Dystonia 1 MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Movement - uncontrolled or slow You might ... do people use for early-onset primary dystonia? Dystonia musculorum deformans 1 DYT1 Early-onset generalized torsion dystonia Oppenheim dystonia ...
  4. Dystonia: Physical Therapy (Dystonia Medical Research Foundation)  
    ... and Exercise Before abandoning an activity due to dystonia, one should consider modifying the task to foster posture ...
  5. Copper Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)  
    ... Behavioral changes Tremors Difficulty walking and/or swallowing Dystonia One or more of the copper tests may be ...
  6. ... Having a family history of dystonia, particularly focal dystonia, is one of the only established risk factors for task-specific focal dystonia. Studies suggest that previous injury, changes in practice ...
  7. Limb Dystonia From the National Institutes of Health (Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network)  
    ... that interferes with playing a musical instrument, or dystonia of one foot that makes walking awkward. Who gets limb ... all races all over the world get limb dystonias. It may begin in children, where it most commonly affects one leg, and it may spread to other body ...
  8. Parkinson's Disease: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... balance, and problems with coordination. Often there is dystonia affecting one side of the body. Other symptoms may include ... long-term use of high doses of levodopa. dystonia — involuntary muscle contractions that ... messages from one nerve cell, or neuron, to another. pallidotomy — a ...
  9. Symptoms and Diagnosis (Dystonia Medical Research Foundation)  
    ... is affected. Dystonia is also classified anatomically. When dystonia affects only one part of the body, it is called focal ... describes dystonia that specifically affects the torso. When dystonia only affects muscles on one side of the body, it is called hemidystonia ...
  10. Genetics Home Reference: Dystonia 6 From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... definitions Reviewed November 2013 What is dystonia 6? Dystonia 6 is one of many forms of dystonia, which is a ... about the THAP1 gene. How do people inherit dystonia 6? This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell ...
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