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Doctor insights on: Sustained Clonus At One Knee

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Clonus (Definition)

Clonus is a series of rhythmic muscular contractions and relaxations. Clonus is most often seen in cases of stroke or spinal cord damage, ...Read more


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I'm having severe L knee pain in the front, inner side, & back of my knee. I've had pain for a few years & haven't sustained an injury. Any ideas?

I'm having severe L knee pain in the front, inner side, & back of my knee. I've had pain for a few years & haven't sustained an injury. Any ideas?

Needs to be checked: Severe knee pain in a young person should be evaluated by an orthopedic doctor, especially if it has been several years. You could have patello-femoral syndrome, osgood-schlatter disease, osteochondritis dessicans. ...Read more

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What knee injuries are commonly sustained in football?

What knee injuries are commonly sustained in football?

Bruises, sprains, ..: Bruises, sprains, torn cartilage. The most common ligament injury is a sprained medial collateral ligament (mcl) which usually is treated without surgery. The most common surgical knee injury in football is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl). Meniscal (cartilage) tears are also common, often requiring surgery. ...Read more

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I sustained abrasion at my left knee below. Inflamed and painful. Redness around it. After, 4 days i noticed edema at my ankle. Why?

 I sustained abrasion at my left knee below. Inflamed and painful. Redness around it. After, 4 days i noticed edema at my ankle. Why?

Because U R hobbling: Ur heart is not aided by Ur muscles contracting, so blood's not able hold the water in, those 2 things cause blood 2 lose water into the tissues,=edema. When U R lying down, the osmotic pressure of the pulls the water back into the circulatory system. When that happens, U have 2 get rid of the excess water in the blood, so Ur kidneys do it & U pee. ...Read more

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I've had heavy to severe pain in my knee since I sustained an injury from football I was 15 am 25 now I don't use naproxen because it upsets my stomach and can make me sick nor acetaminophen due to fear of organ failure and my Dr said to not use due to e

I've had heavy to severe pain in my knee since I sustained an injury from football I was 15 am 25 now I don't use naproxen  because it upsets my stomach and can make me sick nor acetaminophen due to fear of organ failure and my Dr said to not use due to e

Varies: Your choices may be limited to either trying to find a medication regimen that is safe for you and see if it is effective, or seeing a specialist to diagnose the specific cause if your symptoms and see if there might be a fix to it. ...Read more

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Left non-sustained ankle clonus is nothing to be concerned about correct?

Left non-sustained ankle clonus is nothing to be concerned about correct?

Maybe,maybe not: If i find this in any patient over 2 years of age I am concerned. A more thorough evaluation would be needed for such a patient to rule out other issues. ...Read more

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Unilateral hoffman's sign and on the same side have non sustained ankle clonus. What's the cause of this?

Unilateral hoffman's sign and on the same side have non sustained ankle clonus. What's the cause of this?

Poss c-spine prob: Hoffman's sign is used by clinicians when there is a suspicion of cervical spine pathology possibly pressing on the spinal cord. The sign is more accurate when present bilaterally but can be seen when unilateral. It has also been reported in hyperthyroidism and anxiety states. I hope this helps. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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