DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM : MYOTONIA (MYOTONIA) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
The disorder is based on metabolic disorders, the detail is not clear. Pathological changes due to hypertrophy of muscle fibers with insufficient development of their contractile substance.
Symptoms. The disease manifests itself in the difficulty to produce normal movement due to violation of the tone the muscles. If the patient after a period of rest produces movement, for example, flexes leg, the extension is only possible after a certain rest period 10, 20 or more seconds; only after the exercise movements are freer. Suffer less commonly respiratory muscles and the muscles of the neck and trunk.
Positive myotonica reaction: muscle contraction lasts for some time after faradic current, causing irritation, already off. When percussion muscles it is reduced and within 10 - 15 - 20 seconds does not come in the normal state.
To avoid chilling, fatigue, mental injuries. Effective light massage, warm baths.