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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Hypotonia is low resting muscle tone. This can be a benign finding. Or it maybe seen in people with cerebral palsy, etc.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Many things: Hypotonia can be due to a neurologic disorder present from birth, it can be due to an acute illness, drugs and toxic exposures, etc.. The specific a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends on tendons: Most joints are stabilized by tendons, which both direct and limit the possible motions of the joint. Muscle tone can contribute to limitation of join ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Low Muscle Tone: It is a state of low muscle tone, often causes low muscle strength. It is not a dosorder but a symptoms of many different diseases that effect nenvou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Savitt
23 years experience in Neurology
Using a form of CP: This term is usually reserved for those who suffer from a form of cerebral palsy where the lower extremities (legs) are stiff, jumpy and weak.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
24 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Quadriplegic spasticity itself should not cause global developmental delay. There are, however, conditions that result in both development delay and q ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Common form of CP: Spastic diplegia refers to the part of the body most affected by cerebral palsy. Diplegia means two limbs. In the cast of spastic diplegia it is the ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Cerebellar disorder: The dandy walker malformation is a defect of the outflow of fluid from the fourth ventricle of the brain. This can result in a large cyst, and can be ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Smith
Dr. R Smith answered
25 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Possibly: Meningitis can damage the brain and cause problems in tone, but only certain types of meningitis carry a significant risk of brain damage. If meningi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
14 years experience in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Spasticity: CP and myoclonus involve over active stretch reflexes. They are caused by release of these reflexes from higher cortical brain control.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
HYPOTONIA IN A CHILD: You didn't mention age. Hypotonia refers to abnormally diminished muscle tone, seen commonly in neurologically compromised premature or term infant. I ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Dyspraxia: Developmental dyspraxia is a disorder characterized by an impairment in the ability to plan and carry out sensory and motor tasks. Generally, individu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: The only treatment is physical therapy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Not always: Infantile spasms are a specific form of seizure seen in infants that will generally be replaced by other seizures as they get older. Though children ... Read More
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Genetic?: In addition to the known MTHFR defect, this may be associated with genetic syndrome. Consultation with a geneticist is recommended. Depending on how ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Hypotonia: It depends on the underlying reason for the muscles decreased tone. But what ever the reason pt (physical therapy) and help strengthen the muscles by ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
They are opposites,: There are different phases depending on the time since injury
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
38 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or mat ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on cause: This is a big "what is the issue?" question. Some causes of hypotonia, such as inflammation, neuropathy, or neuromuscular disease can be cured or at l ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Nandyal
50 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: 80% of cases improve without any help, within 1 week. Otherwise consulting a pediatric neurologist and physiotherapy, after 1 week is recommended.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Various causes: It is often not known, but any injury to the brain, whether through an infection, or inflammation or low oxygen, or other, can potentially lead to cer ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Which one?: There are a number of potential causes for facial asymmetry when crying. Facial paralysis can be congenital (either traumatic or developmental) or ca ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Search for cause: The term "cerebral atrophy" is generic and does not explain why your dad is impaired. You truly need to have a full neurological evaluation, as the sy ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Stiff legs from CP: Cerebral palsy describes disorders of movement & posture related to injury to the developing nervous system before the third birthday.(pregnancy, lab ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Damage to the brain: Cerebral palsy is a term used to label a child who has a static encephalopathy. There are many different types and degrees of dysfunction that fall w ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Nahm
26 years experience in Neurology
Spasticity: This refers to increased tone combined with weakness. It is a sign of some impairment in the central nervous system. Speak to your neurologist for m ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Delayed motor traits: There is usually a delay in motor development milestones. For example may not sit until nine months, stand at12-14 months, walk at18-24 months. Thes ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Unlikely: It is possible but unlikely. Check with a rheumatologist or a genecist for a better answer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Seek consultation: There is often a geneticist affiliated with a medical school or children's hospital that can help you find some answers. Some developmental pediatrici ... Read More
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