Muscle weakness and pain

This information is for health and social care professionals.

Muscle wasting in MND causes weakness and can affect balance and posture, with the risk of falls.

General muscle tightness or spasticity (stiffness, rigidity and spasms) can affect mobility, coordination of movement and may cause pain or increase the risk of falls.

Wheelchairs for MND

  • Page last updated: July 2021
  • Next review: July 2023

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

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