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Early symptoms of Dystonia may include deterioration in handwriting after writing several lines, foot cramps, and/or a tendency of one foot to pull up or drag; this may occur "out of the blue" or may occur after running or walking some distance.
Of the primary dystonias, many cases appear to be inherited in a dominant manner; i.e., only one carrier parent need contribute the dystonia gene for the disease to occur, each child having a 50/50 chance of being a carrier.
Types of Dystonia are Torsion dystonia, Cervical dystonia, Blepharospasm, Cranial dystonia, etc.
The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.
No Dystonia treatment has been found universally effective. Instead, physicians use a variety of therapies aimed at reducing or eliminating muscle spasms and pain