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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Low Muscle Tone (Overview)

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 tightness) and more looseness.


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Could a person with low muscle tone get into shape?

Could a person with low muscle tone get into shape?

YES: Of course you can...may have yt work at it longer...see a physical therapist to help you outline a plan to help you accomplish your goal. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
73 doctors shared insights

Low Muscle Tone (Overview)

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 tightness) and more looseness.


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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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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 a person with low muscle tone get into shape?

YES: Of course you can...may have yt work at it longer...see a physical therapist to help you outline a plan to help you accomplish your goal. ...Read more

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Is there anything that would help strengthen low muscle tone?

Is there anything that would help strengthen low muscle tone?

Exercise: Unless you have a muscle disease or motor neuron disease, both of which are much, much rarer than the epidemic proportion of physical deconditioning, obesity, smoking, that characterizes a large number of the us citizenry, the answer to your question is exercise--and do so regularly. ...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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Could a person with low muscle tone get into shape and how?

Muscle building: Muscles are meant to be used. If u do not use them they get weak. The more u use the better tone they have. It is not hard to get into shape. SURE If u have the will u will be able to do it. Just get into regular exercise routine with low weights. If u just want to tone up u should do more reps with low weights. Talk to a trainer at a gym- they offer free counseling for 1 or 2 session at some gyms ...Read more

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Am I suffering from low muscle tone (hypotonia) or just out of shape?

Depends: Unless you have an underlying neurologic disorder, you do not have hypotonia. ...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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Does anyone have a baby with low muscle tone?

Does anyone have a baby with low muscle tone?

Not uncommon: Muscle tone is an important indicator of a baby's development. It can suggest some developmental problems if the tone is low (or floppy). But, it's important to understand that babies all develop differently and not necessarily within the pre-conceived parameters. If tone is a concern, be sure and follow up regularly with your physician for checkups to be sure than any problems are detected. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Hypotonia (Definition)

Hypotonia is also known as Low muscle tone. Hypotonia is a clinical finding in which a person's muscles are not flexed and are instead very relaxed, resulting in a ...Read more