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Low Muscle Tone And Speech Delay
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My bubs 8 months old today i was told he has very low muscle tone in his back core by the pediatrtion dr he needs physio. What ex can I doto help till?
See a neurologist: It is very important that your child be properly diagnosed first. Ask for referral to see a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
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
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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