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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What could it mean for me that i had a positive babinski reflex test? Neurologist said it was unusual for that to happen in adults...
Not always a big dea: It signifies some change in motor circuits in the spinal cord or brain. It can be seen in minor cases of cerebral palsy (where it's no big deal) but can be seen in many other conditions. Seeing a neurologist and having a good neurological examination & history should help understand if this is something of concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: That's a normal value. That's why they didn't have to run the free t4. Reflex means they will run ft4 only if tsh is abnormal. ...Read more
Are the reflex reaction on your knees suppose to react on any part of the knee that is tapped? The top and sides of your thigh suppose to react ?
Only patella tendon: The knee jerk or patella tendon reflex only occurs when the tendon is struck. The sides do not elicit the reflex. ...Read more
I was bitten several months ago, reaction bright red on feet, on fire, peeled several times. I am experiencing plantar fasciitis, is this from bite?
Not likely. : If they are at all related, it would likely be due to the way you have been walking. After the bite, if you were in pain, you would have changed your gait to compensate for the irritated area. You may have strained the arch and heel and caused plantar fasciitis to develop. (but most likely they are entirely separate.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spine or brain: Babinski reflex suggests an upper motor neuron disorder. Since the spinal column and the brain are organized into "halves, " one-sided babinski suggests a lesion on one side of the spinal cord, brainstem, or brain. It could be as simple as an entrapped nerve or as serious as a stroke. Neurology consult is strongly recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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