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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Hypotonia (Overview)

Hypotonia is a clinical finding in which a person's muscles are not flexed and are instead very relaxed, resulting in a limp or floppy appearance.


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What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

Many things: Hypotonia can be due to a neurologic disorder present from birth, it can be due to an acute illness, drugs and toxic exposures, etc.. The specific answer in one child will depend the circumstances and all the other details of what's going on with that child. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
57 doctors shared insights

Hypotonia (Overview)

Hypotonia is a clinical finding in which a person's muscles are not flexed and are instead very relaxed, resulting in a limp or floppy appearance.


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What is hypotonia?

What is hypotonia?

Low muscle tone: Think 2 bungee cords, one that is firm & bounces back quick & another that is loose & barely has any bounce in it. You can tell when you feel the cord which is sturdier. When a persons muscle tone is low, you can feel it when you massage the muscle.They will often appear weaker & have problems with posture and alignment. The athlete with good muscle tone has firm mucles that react well. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Could you explain what is hypotonia and is it treatable?

HYPOTONIA IN A CHILD: You didn't mention age. Hypotonia refers to abnormally diminished muscle tone, seen commonly in neurologically compromised premature or term infant. It may reflect abnormality in cerebral hemesphere, cerebellum, spinal cord, anterior horn cells, peripheral nerve or muscles. Metabolic and hormonal causes can be also. The infant is floppy.Treatment depends on cause, physical therapy always needed. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Any treatment for hypotonia? My son is now 9 . Complications during delivery

Hypotonia: It depends on the underlying reason for the muscles decreased tone. But what ever the reason pt (physical therapy) and help strengthen the muscles by exercising them properly. ...Read more

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Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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Is there a cure for hypotonia?

Depends on cause: This is a big "what is the issue?" question. Some causes of hypotonia, such as inflammation, neuropathy, or neuromuscular disease can be cured or at least aided. Others, like some genetic disorders and muscular dystrophies, cannot. You need an accurate diagnosis so you can ask this question to your neurologist. Until then, the answer is maybe. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Weak Muscle Tone (Definition)

Weak muscle tone refers to the resting state of a muscle. Even when you are not contracting a muscle, it still has a baseline tone. Weak muscle tone refers to any condition that causes a muscle to seem more soft ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
75 doctors shared insights

Low Muscle Tone (Definition)

Low muscle tone is a symptom in which a person's arms and legs, and sometimes the body, seems soft and floppy. The muscles have less tone (less ...Read more