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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
84 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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
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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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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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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?

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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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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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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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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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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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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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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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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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

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
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Would a child show signs of muscular dystrophy by 4? My son has low muscle tone and can tire quicker than brothers but he can jump, ride bike, etc

Would a child show signs of muscular dystrophy by 4? My son has low muscle tone and can tire quicker than brothers but he can jump, ride bike, etc

Many types: There are many different types of muscular dystrophy, some of which do not show symptoms until even adulthood. If you have concerns about your child's muscle functions, best to go to a large pediatric academic center that has a muscular dystrophy clinic. There you will find the various experts who can determine if there even is a problem, and it so, what it is. Best to use experts here! ...Read more

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What activities can I do to work out if I have cerebral palsy and low muscle tone?

What activities can I do to work out if I have cerebral palsy and low muscle tone?

Anything you can: You can and should do all that is physically possible to maintain strength and flexibility. I encourage my patients to do whatever resistance training they can. This depends upon how significant the level of CP is. Make sure you work with someone who can create a safe program for you, because you don't want to put yourself in a position where you could get hurt. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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My 9 month old baby has very low muscle tone in his back he still dose not sit up it's not a neurology problem ped has sent him to physio im worried?

My 9 month old baby has very low muscle tone in his back he still dose not sit up it's not a neurology problem ped has sent him to physio im worried?

Motor milestones: It seems like his milestones are delayed certainly related to poor muscle tone. The main question is if there are other delays as well? Would consilt with a pediatric neurologist as well and recommend testing for some rare inborn errors of metabolism. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot weakness, low body weight and low muscle tone.

I am experiencing foot weakness, low body weight and low muscle tone.

Need in person visit: You need to be seen in person by a physiatrist or a neurologist ...Read more

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My 8 month old bub has low muscle tone from his neck to lower back pediatric dr told me today he still dise not sit up he needs physio what exersise?

My 8 month old bub has low muscle tone from his neck to lower back pediatric dr told me today he still dise not sit up he needs physio what exersise?

See a neurologist: By 8 months old and if he / she was born full term., should be able to sit. Before any therapy and. /or exercise is detailed evaluation must be done to identify the cause of present findings, initially the Pediatrician and also by the Pediatrics neutogisr ...Read more

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My 4 month baby is using levothyroxin (25mcg), he is little floppy. Does hypothyroid is the reason of low muscle tone? What can be other concerns of?

My 4 month baby is using levothyroxin (25mcg), he is little floppy. Does hypothyroid is the reason of low muscle tone? What can be other concerns of?

It might be: Check the thyroid function tests at your pediatrician's office. He might need to adjust the dose of the medication. Best! ...Read more

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My son had genetic test sent to Harvard For hgb disorder. He also has low muscle tone. Would the genetic testing pick up muscular dystrophy too?

My son had genetic test sent to Harvard For hgb disorder. He also has low muscle tone. Would the genetic testing pick up muscular dystrophy too?

Generally not: That would be like doing a compression test on a car engine and finding a brake problem. You only find (or not) what you're looking for. And muscular dystrophy isn't just a matter of muscle tone. You need to read up on a disease or condition before you start making these transcontinental jumps to conclusions. ...Read more

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At what age is muscular dystrophy diagnosed? My 4 yo old has low muscle tone in legs and out toes but rides a bike, jumps, runs. Tires easy at times.

At what age is muscular dystrophy diagnosed? My 4 yo old has low muscle tone in legs and out toes but rides a bike, jumps, runs. Tires easy at times.

See doc: There are several other disorders affecting muscles and nerves besides muscular dystrophy. See your pediatrician and discuss possible testing that may be done and follow any referrals that the testing then indicates. ...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. Thomas Fiala
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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