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Doctor insights on: Loss Of Knee Reflex

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Why dont I have a knee reflex in my right leg but I do in my left?

Why dont I have a knee reflex in my right leg but I do in my left?

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 more

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Can a jumpy knee reflex be normal, or is always a symptom of spinal cord problems?

Can a jumpy knee reflex be normal, or is always a symptom of spinal cord problems?

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

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Could exuberant knee reflex be a symptom of spinal cord injury?

Yes: Nerves originating from the brain suppress reflexes to a degree. With certain spinal cord injuries, this suppressive effect is interrupted, and reflexes can be very brisk as a result. ...Read more

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Is no reflex in knees a cause for concern?

Is no reflex in knees a cause for concern?

Not necessarily: About 10% of people do not have knee reflex. If both knees we are not generally concerned. If only one leg, then there is cause for concern. ...Read more

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While sitting when i put hands on the tops of my knees to stand they do a kick reflex is that normal?

While sitting when i put hands on the tops of my knees to stand they do a kick reflex is that normal?

Hyperreflexia: It sounds a bit extreme to cause a kick (patellar) reflex just by placing your hands on your knees. Go see your doctor for possible hyperthyroidism etc. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hyperreflexia. ...Read more

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Is it rare to have reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the knee?

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 more

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How common is it to get reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the knee?

How common is it to get reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the knee?

Rare: Rsd is a rare disease and it does not usually start at a specific point like a knee. It's possible knee pain is from rsd but unlikely. ...Read more

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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.

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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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.

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.

Varies: If there is an asymmetry between your reflexes on your right and left, associated with numbness and weakness I would recommend you be seen and evaluated. An MRI may be useful to determine the cause of your condition as well. ...Read more

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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

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Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause the small saphenous vein to stick out of the leg w/ below knee swelling?

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