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Why does spinal chord compression cause increased reflexes?

Why does spinal chord compression cause increased reflexes?

Physiology: Due to compression of corticospinal pathways, weakness can occur, and inhibition of these areas in the spinal cord allow excitatory responses to supervene, and thence increased reflexes in the legs. Actually, an archaic response to preserve function in motor pathways in case of injury. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Are the deep tendon reflexes increased in a drunk person?

Are the deep tendon reflexes increased in a drunk person?

No: If the person under the influence his reflexes should be down from normal. ...Read more

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Calcification of the tendon over the 5th metatarsal can't see ortho for 6 weeks pain worse what's normal treatment n risks of no treatment?

Calcification of the tendon over the 5th metatarsal can't see ortho for 6 weeks pain worse what's normal treatment n risks of no treatment?

If you can't find : Ortho sooner than that, try a podiatrist. A cam walker boot is something to try...immobilization may help reduce your pain. ...Read more

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What injuries can occur to flexor carpi radialis tendon and what are the symptoms and treatment for them?

What injuries can occur to flexor carpi radialis tendon and what are the symptoms and treatment for them?

Like most other ones: Inflammation of a tendon (tendinitis) can occur from trauma, often resulting from repetitive/over use etc.. This tendon can be injured from activities such as wrist curling or some other direct trauma etc.. Pain with movement/stretching or curling wrist against resistance is probably most common symptom. Some swelling may occur. I am not sure the nature of your trouble. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Achilles tendon injury?

What is the treatment for Achilles tendon injury?

Depends...: Complete tear: usually surgery, depending on activity and health of the patient. Partial tear: usually protected or non weightbearing for a period of about 6 weeks strained, no tear: rest, protected weightbearing in a boot or shoe with a raised heel. Many of these scenarios will benefit from physical therapy, at home or by a professional, at some point in the healing. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for peroneus longus tendon tear?

Extent of tear?: The vast majority of partial tears are initially treated with immobilization using a splint for 2-4 weeks with possible therapy. If the tear is complete or persistently symptomatic after non-surgical treatment, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have a sore Achilles tendon from running. Do I risk serious injury if I keep running? Is rest the best treatment? For how long?

I have a sore Achilles tendon from running. Do I risk serious injury if I keep running?  Is rest the best treatment?  For how long?

Yes: If at is hurting rest it. Listen to you body when having pain. However, don't listen to your Achilles when not hurting. Meaning, when returning to running go gradually: do rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) masssage, may be pt then do graudal return to activity-> walk, then faster walk, short jogging (on grass, threadmill), then run and advance distant and intensity carefully.. Do proper warm up, streach, & rest. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Increased Reflexes (Definition)

Increased deep tendon reflexes are a clinical finding in which the reflexes of the major joints in the body are tested by a physician (such as tapping beneath the knee) and are found to be produce more of a reflex response in speed ...Read more


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