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Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lifting it across other knee (like when you cross legs when sitting down). Do repetitions if 5-10 throughout the day. This will keep patella align in the middle so it does not dislocate laterally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always abnormal: An Absent Patellar tendon reflex is not always abnormal. As long as there are no other symptoms this may be normal for you. If you are concerned ask your physician. ...Read more
What does it mean if I have no patellar reflex? What about when i close my eyes and try to stay balanced, i end up swaying?
You: Should see a neurologist.Thats the romberg test, and you should have good balance with eyes closed. ...Read more
I have fibromyalgia. I don't know if there's any connection, but at a recent physical, i did not have a left patellar reflex. The doctor didn't say anything, but it is a concern. Can fibro affect this?
Patellar reflex of my right knee works only after 10-12 tries and weakly at first, better after a few more tries. I have numbness, weakness, livedo r.
I have loss of leg strength and patellar reflex due to herniated discs at l3-l5; do I need surgery to recover? About 9 weeks ago, i had an episode of sciatica during a hiking trip. I still have significant loss of strength in the left quadricep (especiall
Hi, I have elevated ESR (50), normal crp, muscles twitches, reduced right knee patellar reflex & sometimes sore calves. What could cause this?
What happens to the patellar tendon reflex after running on the spot and why does this happen?
Please help, this is urgent
Patellar reflex: The patellar tendon reflex is an involuntary reflex arc that occurs in response to rapid stretching of the tendon. When the tendon is tapped with a reflex hammer, involuntary stimulation of the quadriceps muscle (e.g., knee extension) is produced. Running and other exercises that promote fatiguability of the quad muscles can blunt, but typically cannot eliminate, the effect of the reflex itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't move my toes upwards, Is that normal? I do have a strong Patella reflex aswell if that makes a difference.
Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...Read more
Spurs: There is no prevention. Its all part of the degenerative arthritic process. ...Read more