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Clonus (Overview)

Clonus = involuntary, muscular contractions & relaxations which may be seen with some neurological disorders.


Clonus (Overview)

Clonus = involuntary, muscular contractions & relaxations which may be seen with some neurological disorders.


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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.

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What is the treatment for clonus?

Depend: It depend on the disease which causes clonus.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.".

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How can I stop clonus?

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

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What are the symptoms of clonus?

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

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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.

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What is the definition or description of: Clonus?

Clonus: Clonus = involuntary, muscular contractions & relaxations which may be seen with some neurological disorders.

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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.

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Good morning, can you please tell me if Clonus Babinski is hereditary?

Signs Not Diseases: Clonus & Babinski are clinical signs that indicate an upper motor neuron. There is a differential diagnosis if you have these signs. The primary diagnoses that can present with Clonus & Babinski are typically not hereditary. (Stroke, MS, etc...)

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Is my sons clonus more likley to be related to his CP or grade 4 ivh with pvl.?

Is my sons clonus more likley to be related to his CP or grade 4 ivh with pvl.?

Cerebral palsy: Ivh occurs in prematures, then resolves. Pvl is the result of changes in the brain due to prematurity. Cerebral palsy is a clinical diagnosis which includes spasticity and the ability to elicit clonus. This is often the result of events associated with prematurity. Clonus is a clinical finding that can be seen in normal children, but is more common in children with cerebral palsy.

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What is the treatment for clonus?

Depend: It depend on the disease which causes clonus.

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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.

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What is the difference between treppe, clonus and tetanus?

Treppa: Treppe is a staircase effect by stimulating the muscle at a variable frequency like in a twitch but in treppe it is increasing in a step wise fashion so each time more muscles are recruited in treppe. Not seen in clonus and in tetanus treppe generally caused by serotonin toxicity clonus contraction and relaxation of muscle tetanus is a chronic spasm of a muscle due to bacilus tetanus

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When is ankle clonus normal?

When is ankle clonus normal?

It is not: Ankle clonus is a reflex seen in states such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damage, hepatic encephalopathy and serotonin syndrome. If it is present, a neurologic referral is in order.

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What are some sign that I may have ankle clonus?

What are some sign that I may have ankle clonus?

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.

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Who can I ask to explain the ankle clonus test results to me?

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.