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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. Tanya Russo
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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?

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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Is there a cure for hypotonia?

Depends on cause: This is a big "what is the issue?" question. Some causes of hypotonia, such as inflammation, neuropathy, or neuromuscular disease can be cured or at least aided. Others, like some genetic disorders and muscular dystrophies, cannot. You need an accurate diagnosis so you can ask this question to your neurologist. Until then, the answer is maybe. ...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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Hypotonia (Definition)

Hypotonia is a clinical finding in which a person's muscles are not flexed and are instead very relaxed, resulting in a ...Read more