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Loss Of Knee Reflex
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
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
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
Sounds pretty benign: The key to your "hyper" reflex meaning nothing is that you're 25 years young and the neurologist "didn't mention anything else." young people typically have active tendon reflexes which point to their youth. I've replaced my mumblings at an examination with technical jargon when touching patients by phrases such as "that's good", "fine....Looks good", "very good...." patients worry lots less. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
My foot jerks with testing of knee reflex, but neurologist didn't seem concerned. Can being 9 weeks postpartum contribute to this?
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?
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