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Any treatment for hypotonia? My son is now 9 . Complications during delivery

Any treatment for hypotonia? My son is now 9 . Complications during delivery

Hypotonia: It depends on the underlying reason for the muscles decreased tone. But what ever the reason pt (physical therapy) and help strengthen the muscles by exercising them properly. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Weak Muscle Tone (Definition)

Weak muscle tone refers to the resting state of a muscle. Even when you are not contracting a muscle, it still has a baseline tone. Weak muscle tone refers to any condition that causes a muscle to seem more soft ...Read more


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What is hypotonia?

What is hypotonia?

Low muscle tone: Think 2 bungee cords, one that is firm & bounces back quick & another that is loose & barely has any bounce in it. You can tell when you feel the cord which is sturdier. When a persons muscle tone is low, you can feel it when you massage the muscle.They will often appear weaker & have problems with posture and alignment. The athlete with good muscle tone has firm mucles that react well. ...Read more

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What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

Many things: Hypotonia can be due to a neurologic disorder present from birth, it can be due to an acute illness, drugs and toxic exposures, etc.. The specific answer in one child will depend the circumstances and all the other details of what's going on with that child. ...Read more

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Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Depends on tendons: Most joints are stabilized by tendons, which both direct and limit the possible motions of the joint. Muscle tone can contribute to limitation of joint range of motion but hyperflexibility is dependent upon ligamentous laxity, not floppy muscles. ...Read more

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What is hypotonia and how serious is it?

What is hypotonia and how serious is it?

Low Muscle Tone: It is a state of low muscle tone, often causes low muscle strength. It is not a dosorder but a symptoms of many different diseases that effect nenvous system and muscles. Degree of hypotonia is also important in managing the cndition with therapy. ...Read more

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What are the implications of a hypotonia diagnosis?

Hypotonia is a manif: Hypotonia is a manifestation of many different disorders, of the nervous system and diseases of muscles. Long term effects in children with hypotonia depends on the severity of low muscle tone and any co existing conditions. Hypotonia can be congenital due to genetic disorders or acquired ...Read more

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Long term effects of hypotonia in toddlers?

Delayed motor traits: There is usually a delay in motor development milestones. For example may not sit until nine months, stand at12-14 months, walk at18-24 months. These babies an benefit from physical and or occupational therapy. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is hypotonia and is it treatable?

HYPOTONIA IN A CHILD: You didn't mention age. Hypotonia refers to abnormally diminished muscle tone, seen commonly in neurologically compromised premature or term infant. It may reflect abnormality in cerebral hemesphere, cerebellum, spinal cord, anterior horn cells, peripheral nerve or muscles. Metabolic and hormonal causes can be also. The infant is floppy.Treatment depends on cause, physical therapy always needed. ...Read more

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I just read a report from a surgery I had. Said I needed to be "bagged" after surgery. Scary! Is this common? We didn't know I had hypotonia at time.

Support: Bagged refers to fact that anaeshesia had to assist your breathing for a time after they took out breathing tube while medications wore off. Not unusual and means they were paying attention and taking care of you. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hypotonia (Definition)

Hypotonia is also known as Low muscle tone. Hypotonia is a clinical finding in which a person's muscles are not flexed and are instead very relaxed, resulting in a ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Low Muscle Tone (Definition)

Low muscle tone is a symptom in which a person's arms and legs, and sometimes the body, seems soft and floppy. The muscles have less tone (less ...Read more