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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
While sitting when i put hands on the tops of my knees to stand they do a kick reflex is that normal?
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
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
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
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
Patellar reflex of my right knee works only after 10-12 tries and weakly at first, better after a few more tries. I have numbness, weakness, livedo r.
At the neurologist the other day he said my knee reflex was a little hyper but didn't mention anything else. Could this mean anything? 2mth postpartum
My doctor did the hammer to knee reflex test and said i was over reactive, what does this mean? Can this have anything to do with tachycardia/anxiety?
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. Event if some one touch or slap qmy feet they react and same time I foott vibration n heat in foot pleas
Comments: I am guessing your concern focuses on prognosis, and hopefully, you are in a therapeutic program involving physical therapy and bracing. Even passive exercise will provide value. Your described reactions are to be expected at this point, and expect some further healing over the next 6-7 months. The ultimate degree of recovery cannot clearly be predicted, but keep working. All the best for you. ...Read more
My foot jerks with testing of knee reflex, but neurologist didn't seem concerned. Can being 9 weeks postpartum contribute to this?
Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause the small saphenous vein to stick out of the leg w/ below knee swelling?
It can: it can cause basically any dystrophic change in the lower extremity although what you describe is not specifically pathognomonic for CRPS. Has someone diagnosed you with that? ...Read more