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Why was my plantar reflex unresponsive!

Was it done correct?: Although there could be many reasons, make sure the test was done correctly by your physician. If it was done correctly, they can explain from your medical history any possible causes. ...Read more

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis (Checklist)

Stretch the arch of the foot by flexing the toes
Daily
Use a frozen water bottle to ice and massage the heel/arch
3x day
Avoid flat shoes or walking barefoot
Once
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The abnormal reaction of the plantar reflex means what?

The abnormal reaction of the plantar reflex means what?

Test spinal cord: Normal person with intact upper ( brain nerve cell to spine ) and lower ( from spine and down ) neuron , when lateral part of sole is gently searched, big toe will flexes , normal reflex, both are intact when abscent then it is indicative of damage to upper motor neuron. Simple explanation brain cell damages it will not regenerate, when a perpheral nerve damaged it will grow back, good prognosi. ...Read more

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What is the normal response of a foot plantar reflex?

What is the normal response of a foot plantar reflex?

Foot reflex: Not sure what you are talking about. If you mean when a doctor rubs a reflex hammer on the bottom of your foot..Then that test is called babinski sign and this tests for brain damage. The upper motor neurons are damaged by the big toe going up and the other toes flair out. Very distinct response. If you have this you may want to be referred to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm a medical student. I've had foot pain for 8 years. In class I find out I don't respond to the plantar reflex. Related to my foot pain?

I'm a medical student. I've had foot pain for 8 years. In class I find out I don't respond to the plantar reflex. Related to my foot pain?

Depends: Depends in part on what the cause of your foot pain is. Most foot pain problems are not associated with reflex changes, but there are a couple examples. A chronic S1nerve root compression will cause a loss on the Achilles reflex and can be associated with pain in the sole of the foot. There are a few other possibilities as well, or they could be unrelated. A good exam will tell likely cause. ...Read more

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How do runners help plantar fascititis?

How do runners help plantar fascititis?

New shoes.: A new pair of high quality running shoes may alleviate the condition. Decrease mileage for a while to give the tissue a chance to rest. Apply ice to area, Ibuprofen for a week or two. Custom orthotics/arch supports. Consult a local podiatrist with experience in this area. ...Read more

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What do I do about plantars warts ?

What do I do about plantars warts
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To do or not to do: I can tell you what not to do: that is to do nothing. The sooner you begin treating warts the better. ...Read more

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How can this reflex be controlled ?

How can this reflex be controlled ?

Which type?: Are talking about acid reflux ? It can be treated with lifestyle changes and medications. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasiitis what can help?

I have plantar fasiitis what can help?

Several things.: Taping, stretching, inserts/orthotics, supportive footwear, physical therapy, anti-inflammaory medication, injections, rest, immobilization. In rare case surgery may be considered. Ice and heat may also j=help. ...Read more

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What is meant by a plantar reflux - non reactive?

What is meant by a plantar reflux - non reactive?

Planter REFLEX is a: test for the Neurological examination of the spine and legs/feet. A Normal or Non-Reactive test means everything is good. Its also called the Babinski's. ...Read more

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What are the most likely causes of plantar fascitis?

What are the most likely causes of plantar fascitis?

Causes of fasciitis : 1. Over pronation -poor foot position when weight bearing 2. Over use 3. Over weight 4. Foot strain 5. Non supportive shoe gear. ...Read more

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What is plantar fasclitis and what can I do for it ?

What is plantar fasclitis and what can I do for it ?

Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see ...Read more

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What is the best inflammatery gel for plantar fascilitis?

What is the best inflammatery gel for plantar fascilitis?

Plantar fascitis: can be an annoying/tough condition to treat. Many patients experience relief with shoe inserts and various stretching exercises. Topical diclofenac gel may give you some short term relief but the best way to treat this long term is with the above mentioned methods. ...Read more

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What is the light reflex method, in regards to pupilometers?

What is the light reflex method, in regards to pupilometers?

Light reflex: This refers to when a light is shone in the eye, the pupil will constrict (get smaller). It is testing cranial nerve III as well as the constrictor muscle of the eye. ...Read more

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Are there exercises I should avoid if I have plantar fascitis?

Are there exercises I should avoid if I have plantar fascitis?

Plantar fasciitis: Any weight bearing exercise can aggregate symptoms if proper stretching is not done first or if shoes do not provide proper support. Symptoms are often aggregated by poor shoe choices when working or going without shoes at home rather than specific exercises. Pain often persists or worsens because of daily activities rather than exercises. If an activity is painful listen to your body and stop. ...Read more

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What are the differences between plantar fascists and metatarsalgia?

What are the differences between plantar fascists and metatarsalgia?

Different location: Metatarsalgia is more of a diffuse pain across the metatarsals(ball of the foot and the top of the foot) rather than the heel and arch. Plantar fasciitis will be along the heel and arch for the most part. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neurally mediated reflex syncope?

What is the definition or description of: neurally mediated reflex syncope?

Syncope: A simple description is that physical or psychological stimuli cause nervous system reflexes to slow the heart and lower the blood pressure the result being the patient passes out. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflex?

Symptoms of acid reflex?

Several: Symptoms include belching, heartburn, cough, abdominal pain, hoarseness. It is rare to have all these symptoms. Alarm symptoms include weight loss and food getting caught. If you have these, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more