What is dystonia?


#1
Hello Tamsin . My husband eyes close involuntory , his mouth also drops open whatever he does to close it it falls open again . He drags his right foor which turns out and then rolls inwards . Is this Dystonia ?

#2
Hi Johnny,
Sorry for the delay. I just noticed your post. It's not clear from what you say whether your husband is experiencing dystonia though this can make your toes curl into a position like a claw.

Dystonia is defined in our information sheet as "a sustained, involuntary muscle contraction". It can affect different parts of the body.

Our information sheet on Muscle cramps and dystonia gives a lot of useful information on the symptom. You can find it here:
http://bit.ly/y7VEV8

You can also find some previous conversations related to your questions as follows--

Folding over toes: http://bit.ly/FPJXdO
Feet clawing: http://bit.ly/zTxDw7
Conversations about dystonia generally: http://bit.ly/zi8qxZ

Once you've had a look at these, if you are concerned that your husband may be experiencing this and would like to speak to someone, you can call our helpline at 0808 800 0303.

I hope this helps!

Ezinda

#3
Thank you ezinda , I will read up about it . Also get in touch some time ..