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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Abnormal Muscle Tone (Overview)

Abnormal muscle tone can cause stiffness or unusual movements - sometimes caused by a reaction to certain medications.


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My 4 year old child waa seen by a deveopmental specialist. Hr is developmentally delayed and weak muscle tone. What could cause this? Should I worry

My 4 year old child waa seen by a deveopmental specialist.  Hr is developmentally delayed and weak muscle tone. What could cause this?  Should I worry

Many things: The list of conditions that can cause developmental delay and hypotonia (weakness) is extensive (metabolic disorders, genetic abnormalities, trauma during delivery and more). Speak with your developmental pediatrician again to get a better idea of what they feel might be the cause. Hopefully, therapy of some sort (physical, occupational and speech) will be initiated, early intervention is key. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
5 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Muscle Tone (Overview)

Abnormal muscle tone can cause stiffness or unusual movements - sometimes caused by a reaction to certain medications.


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Does tai chi help muscle tone?

Does tai chi help muscle tone?

Yes & balance, too: Tai chi is an excellent exercise that has been shown to increase strength, tone, flexibility & balance in its participants (typically studied in seniors) as well as to decrease falls & hip fractures. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

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 if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way yo tone the backs of the thighs and get rid of excess fat?

What is the fastest way yo tone the backs of the thighs and get rid of excess fat?

Lose weight overall: It is not possible to exercise off localized fat, e.g. Sit ups don't burn off abdominal fat. Lose to ideal body weight, e.g. 120# if 5'4". Then do hamstring curls to tone backs of thighs. Eating 5000 calories equals gaining one pound of body weight. Normal activities burn about 1500 calories per day. Jogging for 30 minutes burns 250 calories. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Been on a statin drug for years! after all of this time could i suddenly have issues with muscle tone and aching in my legs?

Been on a statin drug for years! after all of this time could i suddenly have issues with muscle tone and aching in my legs?

Yes: Muscle aches from statins can occur anytime after initiation. These medications however do not typically affected muscle tone. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is increased muscle tone triggered by fever?

Why is increased muscle tone triggered by  fever?

Cytokines: Inflammatory processes cause release of cytokines that reset the thermostat in the brain to a higher level causing fever. Rigor/chills/shivering are body's effort to raise the temperature by generating heat from working the muscles. So rigor and fever are both driven by cytokines. ...Read more

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What can I could to improve fine motor skills, muscle tone in cerebral palsy?

What can I could to improve fine motor skills, muscle tone in cerebral palsy?

Complex: Suggest working closely, with an occupational therapist, as he/she can design adaptive devices to improve function. You are close to a famous rehab center, chicago rehab, and am sure there are orthotists and therapists would can design exercises and coping skills. Have found pool therapies to be valuable in these areas. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could a person with low muscle tone get into shape?

YES: Of course you can...may have yt work at it longer...see a physical therapist to help you outline a plan to help you accomplish your goal. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more