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What is the most effective treatment of spasticity in MS?

Louis Rosner
Neurology

Physical therapy is probably most effective in treating spasticity of multiple sclerosis (MS). Passive stretching of the involved limb is often successful in relieving spasticity, especially when used with cold packs. Cold is an excellent temporary measure for relaxing the spastic limb. Hydrotherapy is the most effective exercise for relief, combining stretching and cool temperatures.

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