Cerebral Palsy Symptoms: Tight or Floppy Muscles

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms: Tight or Floppy Muscles

Many of the physical signs of cerebral palsy are seen at an early age. Spastic cerebral palsy, which affects as many as 80 percent of people with CP, is characterized in part by tight muscles. Prior to diagnosis, one of the early signs of cerebral palsy will be muscle rigidity.

When you are unsure about what your child’s development markers may mean for his or her future, an important source of information is the CP community. CP families and their supporters share common experiences with those who are trying to determine if their child’s unique growth and development patterns indicate a condition in need of intervention. At Campbell, Renaud, we work very closely with the cerebral palsy community and can help. To learn more, schedule a free consultation today.

Understanding The Normal Workings Of Muscle Groups

Muscles, when they work properly, work in groups to ensure smooth and effective movement. In the case of people with cerebral palsy, free movement is challenged. Tight muscles, a key indicator and primary characteristic of spastic CP, are a result of increased muscle tone. Because the symptoms of cerebral palsy are a result of the misfiring of neurological signals to muscle groups, what should be a productive transition between tightness and laxity is compromised.

When you discover your child has cerebral palsy, you may feel as if your life has taken an unexpected and unfortunate turn. The resources of time and money that must be expended to maintain your child’s quality of life and create a positive home environment are substantial. For many families, it may be beyond reach. As advocates for families within the CP community, our lawyers at Campbell, Renaud are dedicated to learning about your family’s needs and obtaining the financial compensation to meet them.