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The Best Sports For Kids With Low Muscle Tone
Pediatrician: Your pediatrician should be able to begin proper evaluation. The specialist would be a neurologist. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Would a child show signs of muscular dystrophy by 4? My son has low muscle tone and can tire quicker than brothers but he can jump, ride bike, etc
Many types: There are many different types of muscular dystrophy, some of which do not show symptoms until even adulthood. If you have concerns about your child's muscle functions, best to go to a large pediatric academic center that has a muscular dystrophy clinic. There you will find the various experts who can determine if there even is a problem, and it so, what it is. Best to use experts here! ...Read more
Exercise: Exercise is the best.Get a more detailed answer ›
My in laws think my 3 month old might be mentally disabled. They say he has low muscle tone. Are there things I can try to test his muscle tone?
Low muscle tone: I can't stress how important it is not to listen to everyone's opinions about your baby. Three month olds do not have great muscle tone. In addition, Low muscle tone does not imply any child is "mentally disabled". If you are concerned about your child speak to your pediatrician. ...Read more
Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more
Muscle building: Muscles are meant to be used. If u do not use them they get weak. The more u use the better tone they have. It is not hard to get into shape. SURE If u have the will u will be able to do it. Just get into regular exercise routine with low weights. If u just want to tone up u should do more reps with low weights. Talk to a trainer at a gym- they offer free counseling for 1 or 2 session at some gyms ...Read more
Not uncommon: Muscle tone is an important indicator of a baby's development. It can suggest some developmental problems if the tone is low (or floppy). But, it's important to understand that babies all develop differently and not necessarily within the pre-conceived parameters. If tone is a concern, be sure and follow up regularly with your physician for checkups to be sure than any problems are detected. ...Read more
Anything you can: You can and should do all that is physically possible to maintain strength and flexibility. I encourage my patients to do whatever resistance training they can. This depends upon how significant the level of CP is. Make sure you work with someone who can create a safe program for you, because you don't want to put yourself in a position where you could get hurt. ...Read more
My 9 month old baby has very low muscle tone in his back he still dose not sit up it's not a neurology problem ped has sent him to physio im worried?
Motor milestones: It seems like his milestones are delayed certainly related to poor muscle tone. The main question is if there are other delays as well? Would consilt with a pediatric neurologist as well and recommend testing for some rare inborn errors of metabolism. ...Read more
Need in person visit: You need to be seen in person by a physiatrist or a neurologist ...Read more
My 8 month old bub has low muscle tone from his neck to lower back pediatric dr told me today he still dise not sit up he needs physio what exersise?
My 4 month baby is using levothyroxin (25mcg), he is little floppy. Does hypothyroid is the reason of low muscle tone? What can be other concerns of?
It might be: Check the thyroid function tests at your pediatrician's office. He might need to adjust the dose of the medication. Best! ...Read more
My son had genetic test sent to Harvard For hgb disorder. He also has low muscle tone. Would the genetic testing pick up muscular dystrophy too?
Generally not: That would be like doing a compression test on a car engine and finding a brake problem. You only find (or not) what you're looking for. And muscular dystrophy isn't just a matter of muscle tone. You need to read up on a disease or condition before you start making these transcontinental jumps to conclusions. ...Read more
At what age is muscular dystrophy diagnosed? My 4 yo old has low muscle tone in legs and out toes but rides a bike, jumps, runs. Tires easy at times.
See doc: There are several other disorders affecting muscles and nerves besides muscular dystrophy. See your pediatrician and discuss possible testing that may be done and follow any referrals that the testing then indicates. ...Read more
I am experiencing low muscle tone, loss of sex drive, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, unrefreshing sleep), hair...
Atrophy: Many physicians use this as the word atrophy in their notes. Typically used to describe a smaller appearance of a muscle or muscle group. Can be seen post operatively as well as in some neurological conditions. ...Read more
Exercise: You have to start a conditioning program. But before you start you should check with your pcp. There are many classes for seniors. Aarp has a list of trainers who specialize in helping those over 55 condition themselves. It is never too late to start. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had a muscle tone problem when I was younger (hypotonia) so could this be effecting me now?
My baby was born with hypotonia. Physio work wonders to rehabilate muscles all over his body. But his face still has very low tone. What can I do?
Oral motor therapy: Depending on the extent of physical therapy being given and the severity of your baby's hypotonia, occupational therapy and even speech therapy (they can do oral motor therapy to help with feedings) may be needed. Gentle massage and range of motion exercises also help the whole body and increase bonding. Make sure you also get some rest for yourself! ...Read more
4 year old has bloating in face and abdomen. History of eosinophilia gastroenteritis and low muscle tone. Why is face getting bloated?
I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 6 mnts ago. One side of face now appears swollen and asymmetrical, with low muscle tone. How can I reverse this?
See oral surgeon: There may or may not be a problem. See the dentist who extracted the teeth. If the procedure was not done by an oral surgeon, seek the opinion of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more