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Decreased Reflex At The Knee
Are the reflex reaction on your knees suppose to react on any part of the knee that is tapped? The top and sides of your thigh suppose to react ?
Only patella tendon: The knee jerk or patella tendon reflex only occurs when the tendon is struck. The sides do not elicit the reflex. ...Read more
Depends: If both knee reflexes and both ankle reflexes are "jumpy" it could be a thyroid condition. If only one knee is jumpy, it increases the chances that it is from some problem with the nerves from the spine. If you have a weird ache near the outside of your thigh, that increases the chance it is from the spine. Please get it tested more thoroughly. ...Read more
While sitting when i put hands on the tops of my knees to stand they do a kick reflex is that normal?
Yes: Rsd or chronic regional pain syndrome is usually seen in the upper or lower extremities and usually involves a wider area than the knee itself. For instance, we may see it involving the calf, ankle and foot or hand wrist and forearm. I have heard of this diagnosis being made in a single joint like the knee but I have never seen it myself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IDK: Do you have any neuromuscular disorders? Do you walk normal? If so, the reflex should be there. Sometimes can be harder to illicit reflex on one side in doctors office by hitting ligament/tendon just right. If you haven't seen doctor, have him/her check it out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, I had accident last September my t 4 n t 5 collapses and now I m paraplegic, I did my mri which ud showing myelomacia but knee jerk reflex coming.
Nice 2 hear goodnews: Very happy to hear information about you possibly enjoying some degree of improvement in your condition. Do you have a specific question you'd like to pose? If so, please write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
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