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If u have a depressed r ankle/knee jerk and your lumbar spine has been ruled out, can I assume it's coming from higher up?
Must be peripheral: Hyperactive deep tendon reflexes reflect involvement of the upper motor neuron (spinal cord and/or brain). If you have a depressed DTR (deep tendon reflexes) the problem must be peripheral (from the motor neuron to the peripheral nerve). Symmetry also matters so if the patellar reflexes are normal then it is very unlikely to be a problem above the spinal cord. An EMG might be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
I think my ankle is failing. I can't fully rotate it , it just jerks around and there are days when its paralyzed. Plus it isn't aligned with my knee ?
My son is 9yrs old he factured his ankle joint on 9th january but right now also he is not able to walk properly he gives little jerk and then walks.
Ankle swelling: There can be many reasons for ankle swelling. This also depends if it is on one side or both. Causes may include arthritis or past trauma to area. Ligament or tendon issues can also occur. Lastly it is important to rule out any systemic issues that can also cause swelling. Bottom line: you should seek medical care to have this condition evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mutiple reasons: The use of ankle weights can have severe adverse effects on the lower extremity joints. The following can occur: joint strain, hyperextension of the ankle, and severe balance loss. Best to learn how to use the ankle weights appropriately before starting any physical training activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer