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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Clonus (Overview)

Clonus is a series of rhythmic muscular contractions and relaxations. Clonus is most often seen in cases of stroke or spinal cord damage, or other neurological disease.


Dr. Qamar Khan
52 doctors shared insights

Clonus (Overview)

Clonus is a series of rhythmic muscular contractions and relaxations. Clonus is most often seen in cases of stroke or spinal cord damage, or other neurological disease.


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What are the symptoms of clonus?

What are the symptoms of clonus?

Movement: Clonus is the involuntary, repetitive movement of a muscle or muscle group. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for clonus?

Depend: It depend on the disease which causes clonus. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for clonus?

Mulitple: Options include avoiding positions that trigger the clonus; physical therapy; muscle relaxant medications such as baclofen; and possibly Botox injections. ...Read more

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I have clonus in my right foot. How can I get rid of it?

Significance: Clonus is usually associated with an upper motor neuron problem and can be seen with spasticity. Real question is the cause, and how to manage the underlying problem. We do have anti-spasticity meds to help, and Botox might be an answer, but let's not put the cart before the horse. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent clonus?

Medications, PT: Clonus is over-active reflexes. This can occur after strokes as well as in some other neurological conditions. Occasionally a person will have clonus without any neurological condition. Options include avoiding positions that trigger the clonus; persistent physical therapy after a stroke to help muscle retraining; muscle relaxant medications such as baclofen; and possibly Botox injections. ...Read more

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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?

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?

A 13 month old..: ...Is a toddler. He is therefore expected to walk like a toddler. Because you have clonus does not mean he will have clonus. I'm not certain what you are asking when you type "yes or not.". ...Read more

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How can I stop clonus ?

Cause: Do you know what is cause of your clonus ? Have you seen a neurologist ? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clonus?

Movement: Clonus is the involuntary, repetitive movement of a muscle or muscle group. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clonus in children?

Rythmic movements: Clonus is a symptom, characterized by involutary rhythmic movements. These can be a sign of other conditions. If your child is experiencing clonus, they need to see their physician. ...Read more