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Ankle Clonus Reflex
Slow foot reflex: Suggests possible nerve compression in lumbar or sacral spine, which could result from bulging/ruptured disc, bone spur compressing spinal cord or nerve root, or spinal stenosis. Suggest seeing orthopedic or neurosurgeon for evaluation, tests (including mri), options for treatment. If u have foot drop or similar problems, do not delay. Sooner the treatment, less damage. ...Read more
Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?
Now CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome, formerly rsd, is a pain syndrome, usually occurring in an arm or leg after an injury, but lasting much longer than would be normal for that type of injury. It typically has a component of redness or swelling and is described as burning or aching. There is also no obvious damage to a specific nerve that doctors can find. The cause is not clearly understood. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: A DTR is a brisk contraction of a muscle in response to a sudden stretch induced by a sharp tap by a finger or rubber hammer on the tendon of insertion of the muscle. Absence of the reflex may be caused by damage to the muscle, peripheral nerve, nerve roots, or spinal cord at that level. A hyperactive reflex may indicate disease of the pyramidal tract above the level of the reflex arc being tested. ...Read more
What is it? I have ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, limb pain, ankle weakness, popping or snapping sound from joint, ligament laxity, ankle pain, difficulty moving joint, painful swollen joints (better by: splinting joint, compression wrap, ice, rest) (qu
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
Peroneal tendon subluxation- w/ heel to toe walk, pivot, down stairs, up ramps. Tried stirrup brace but increased sublux. Other conservative options?
Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?
Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??
It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12d s/p 2nd deg ATFL ankle sprain. Still 2+ pitting edema entire foot dorsum, not just ankle. Elevating helps a bit. Why circulation issue? What 2do?
May be due to HTN: It is common to have swelling for 3-6 months after a severe ankle sprain. But pitting edema is usually a result of venous disease. The veins do get damaged when you sprain your ankle, leading to swelling, but since you have high blood pressure as well, the veins have been insufficient before the injury and are now damaged more. I recommend you see a vascular specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling swelling down into foot. Dx?
Lateral ankle strain. 1st DX PTT. Eventually developed PTT, TIB. Despite pronation, always wore orthotics. How can lateral ankle strain cause PTT?
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Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??
Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?
Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,maybe not: If i find this in any patient over 2 years of age I am concerned. A more thorough evaluation would be needed for such a patient to rule out other issues. ...Read more
Every once in a: while this is seen and nothing overly concerning so long as there are no other symptoms. ...Read more
Unilateral hoffman's sign and on the same side have non sustained ankle clonus. What's the cause of this?
Poss c-spine prob: Hoffman's sign is used by clinicians when there is a suspicion of cervical spine pathology possibly pressing on the spinal cord. The sign is more accurate when present bilaterally but can be seen when unilateral. It has also been reported in hyperthyroidism and anxiety states. I hope this helps. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So my son walking (13 months) is still a toddler? I may have from time to time ankle clonus (bits 1-2)? Yes or not?
22 months Boy have ankle clonus since he 3 weeks old.He have a normal milestone&posture.Could a normal child have a clonus for the rest in his life?
Nl devel reassuring: It is very reassuring that your child's development has been very normal in spite of ankle clonus. It is not uncommon to see several beats of anke clonus in healthy children and for children to tiptoe with walking for the first few years, but continuous clonus is unusual and subtle signs of muscle tightness may show up in the future. Hopefully not. ...Read more
Spasms & relaxation: Ankle clonus is a series of abnormal reflex movements of the foot, induced by bending the foot upward at the ankle, causing alternate contraction and relaxation of the calf muscle. This can be present in stroke patients, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis. If this is indeed present, talk to your doctor about getting a neurology referral. ...Read more
I heard that immature myelin in toddlers can cause mild ankle clonus, is it true? When does the myelin will get mature?
Maturation: The nervous system matures from top down and inside to outside. Ankle clonus is normal in infants until they begin to walk, which the maturation allows. Persistence after 15-18 mo would be a problem.They first gain a wide grasp with fingers like pincers, but fine motor control of the individual fingers will not come in until well into school age. ...Read more
My eight year old seems to have clonus reaction in ankle when sitting with her heels raised. Full neuro exam normal. What can the cause be?
Likely normal: Some clonus is not abnormal. If the clonus is sustained (keeps going and going) then that indicates some neurological issue and may need to be further investigated with a brain or neck mri. However, if there are no other issues then nothing may need to he done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 24 months son have ankle clonus in both sides since newborn. Mostly clonus occured less than 5 beats,he has a good milestone.is it normal?
Is it normal if 28mos boy hv sustained ankle clonus in both sides without other symptoms ,have a good milestone&developments?2 neuropaed said he is ok
Not an issue?!: as a sole sign with no other symptoms and no progression unlikely to be due to serious problem ...Read more
GP found a few beats clonus in right ankle which wasn't present before. Referred to neuro. Is seeing a neuro necessary? Don't feel like it is anything
More to story?: This can be seen in neurological disease and in some drug use. Is there more to the story the doctors should know so inappropriate tests are not wasted? ...Read more
3 months 10 days old premature delivered boy have frequent ankle clonus but other neurological exam normal n he behaves a normal attitude..is it norma?
My 2 month old son (10 weeks) has ankle clonus. It happened a few times after I picked him up and his foot pressed against me. I then realized that I ?
Normal: We expect this as a sign of the immature nervous system in infants.It begins to disappear as the nerves mature enough to support walking.Once walking it is gone. ...Read more
Movement disorder: Ankle clonus is a movement disorder characterised by involuntary waves of muscle contractions in the ankle that occur in responce to streching the muscle in and around the ankle. It is usually sign of neurological disorder as body normally prevents such contractions from occuring. ...Read more
Developed nonsustained ankle clonus unilateral. 2 years ago had a neuro exam and this was not present. Is developing it a bad sign?
Clonus meaning ?: Sometimes it means something. Non sustained clonus sometimes does not hold up from exam to exam- some people are not good at detecting this. Clonus of any kind should indicate something happening in the spinal cord or the brain. If you have it on one side, it should be the brain. Sometimes the cause is not found however. If it was found in a new exam, a work up will be planned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer