Muscle weakness

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.

See our information about wheelchairs
suitable for people with MND.

  • Page last updated: June 2019
  • Next review: June 2021

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262