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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Low Muscle Tone (Overview)

Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group or affecting entire body.


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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. Lynne Weixel
83 Doctors shared insights

Low Muscle Tone (Overview)

Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group or affecting entire body.


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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Low muscle tone?

What is the definition or description of: Low muscle tone?

Low muscle tone: Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group or affecting entire body. ...Read more

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Could a person with low muscle tone get into shape and how?

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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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

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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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If a baby has low muscle tone, will they be able to stand and walk eventually?

Maybe: Low muscle tone in a newborn can be cused by hundreds of things, some of which are permenant and some of which are temporary. ...Read more

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My in laws think my 3 month old might be mentally disabled. They say he has low muscle tone. Are there things I can try to test his muscle tone?

Low muscle tone: I can't stress how important it is not to listen to everyone's opinions about your baby. Three month olds do not have great muscle tone. In addition, Low muscle tone does not imply any child is "mentally disabled". If you are concerned about your child speak to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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What kind of doctor would help evaluate a child who has low muscle tone?

What kind of doctor would help evaluate a child who has low muscle tone?

Pediatrician: Your pediatrician should be able to begin proper evaluation. The specialist would be a neurologist. ...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. Qamar Khan
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Hypotonia (Definition)

Low muscle tone or hypotonia describes muscles that lack normal tension or consistency. Low muscle tone can be specific to a muscle group ...Read more