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Dystonia can have diverse symptoms depending on the location, age, and cause.Regardless, they are all different types of unplanned muscle contractions. Examples of such muscle contractions include:

  • Cramping in the foot
  • Involuntary pulling of the neck
  • Uncontrollable blinking
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Recurrent contraction of arms or legs

In people with dystonia, symptoms often worsen during times of stress or fatigue. They also tend to worsen with activity.

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