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Clonus In Ankles
Every once in a: while this is seen and nothing overly concerning so long as there are no other symptoms. ...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
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
Doctor found 3 beats of ankle clonus in right ankle and wants to refer to neurologist. Do not have money for this. Is it worth it?
Dx ankle clonus: Your doctor is correct to refer you to a neurologist and i'd make an appointment. Clonus can indicate a problem in the central nervous system or spinal cord and hence should be evaluated. Speak with the neurologist's office re using credit cards or setting up a payment plan so you can afford to go. ...Read more
My MRI scans are normal but I have weakness down left side and clonus in left ankle, I have all symptoms of MS but doctor won't do spinal tap?
Neurologist: I am presuming you are seeing a neurologist for this level of problem. If your MRI scans are totally normal that would make ms unlikely.... If your symptoms are stable and not changing/ moving that also makes it unlikely. See a neurologist or, if you already have, see another for a second opinion. ...Read more
I took my 3 year old son to the Doctor and found that he had 3-4 beats of clonus in his Left ankle? What could this mean? Should I be worried?
Hyperreflexia: or overactive tendon reflexes suggests injury to brain or spinal cord. This could be from inflammation like infection, electolyte imbalance, tumor or other lesion. Kids tend to have active ankle reflexes, and several beats of clonus in the ankle is a common finding but asymmetry or persistent clonus needs investigation. It is very common in mild cerebral palsy. Symptoms and developement are clue ...Read more
I've had 3 MRI scans and all where normal, could i still have ms, I have bad clonus of the left ankle, I do have other symptoms of ms?
MRI: Mri does not diagnose ms. Your doctor (neurologist) will put all the pieces together and give you a diagnosis. Have you had a spinal tap? There is lab work that would still need to be done. Lastly, ms has many forms, and many presentations. http://msassociation.org/about_multiple_sclerosis/commontypes/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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