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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Clonus (Definition)

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

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Left non-sustained ankle clonus is nothing to be concerned about correct?

Left non-sustained ankle clonus is nothing to be concerned about correct?

Maybe,maybe not: If i find this in any patient over 2 years of age I am concerned. A more thorough evaluation would be needed for such a patient to rule out other issues. ...Read more

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Unilateral hoffman's sign and on the same side have non sustained ankle clonus. What's the cause of this?

Unilateral hoffman's sign and on the same side have non sustained ankle clonus. What's the cause of this?

Poss c-spine prob: Hoffman's sign is used by clinicians when there is a suspicion of cervical spine pathology possibly pressing on the spinal cord. The sign is more accurate when present bilaterally but can be seen when unilateral. It has also been reported in hyperthyroidism and anxiety states. I hope this helps. Good luck and well wishes. ...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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Dr james. So my son (13 month) walking is still a toddler? I may have from time to time ankle clonus (bits 1-2)? It is normal? He is perfect!

Normal finding: I see no reason for you to obsess over this issue. The only way to know if your child has a normal nervous system is to have a complete exam done by a physician knowledgeable about kids in this age group. ...Read more

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Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more