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What are hyperactive deep tendon reflexes?

What are hyperactive deep tendon reflexes?

See below: A DTR is a brisk contraction of a muscle in response to a sudden stretch induced by a sharp tap by a finger or rubber hammer on the tendon of insertion of the muscle. Absence of the reflex may be caused by damage to the muscle, peripheral nerve, nerve roots, or spinal cord at that level. A hyperactive reflex may indicate disease of the pyramidal tract above the level of the reflex arc being tested. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Are the deep tendon reflexes increased in a drunk person?

No: If the person under the influence his reflexes should be down from normal. ...Read more

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What are deep tendon reflexes and how they are graded?

What are deep tendon reflexes and how they are graded?

0-4: Deep tendon reflexes, of which the knee-jerk is the best known, are spinal reflexes triggered by hitting certain tendons. Triceps, biceps, patellar (knee) and ankle are the most commonly tested and are graded 0-4 as follows: 0-absent 1-small reaction 2=normal 3=brisk 4=clonic (continuous jerking) clinical context and symmetry more important than the actual reflex grade though. ...Read more

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Why hyperactive deep tendon reflex occure in hypocalcemia?

Why hyperactive deep tendon reflex occure in hypocalcemia?

Spastic muscles : Muscles get "tetanic" when there isn't enough calcium. They contract more easily because the decreased calcium affects contractility of muscle fibers. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for peroneus longus tendon tear?

Extent of tear?: The vast majority of partial tears are initially treated with immobilization using a splint for 2-4 weeks with possible therapy. If the tear is complete or persistently symptomatic after non-surgical treatment, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

Start wih primary: Care doctor. It would be good to consult your primary care doctor who may be in a better position to determine, whether you need to see a rheumatologist, orthopedist or a physical medicine/rehabilitation doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore Achilles tendon from running. Do I risk serious injury if I keep running? Is rest the best treatment? For how long?

I have a sore Achilles tendon from running. Do I risk serious injury if I keep running?  Is rest the best treatment?  For how long?

Yes: If at is hurting rest it. Listen to you body when having pain. However, don't listen to your Achilles when not hurting. Meaning, when returning to running go gradually: do rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) masssage, may be pt then do graudal return to activity-> walk, then faster walk, short jogging (on grass, threadmill), then run and advance distant and intensity carefully.. Do proper warm up, streach, & rest. ...Read more

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A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?

A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?

It depends: Sounds like you might have a radial nerve injury after a humerus fracture which unfortunately can be relatively common. Is it a post op nerve palsy? or was no surgery done to fix the humerus. How long has it been? If its been >6 weeks, an EMG can be helpful to see if there is any re-inervation. Make sure you are doing at least passive range of motion to avoid stiffness. We can set up a consult. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old?

Which is the best treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old?

Continue stretching.: See your physician to make sure no neurological problems are left untreated. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

What are the best treatments for reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

EARLY DIAGNOSIS!: The most important treatment is early diagnosis, which can make a difference in success. Aggressive home passive and active range-of-motion excercises, heat soaks (avoiding ice), along with medication management, is key to early success. Often sympathetic nerve blocks are useful. Seek a pain specialist soon for the best chance for success. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome?

What are the best treatments for reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome?

Dampen Nerve Actvty: Multiple treatment options reduce pain from rsd - now known as crps 1. Neuropathic agents to reduce nerve related pain - gabapentin/lyrica 2. Topical agents - lidoderm, etc 3. Injections to block the nerve center (i.e. Stellate ganglion/lsb injections) 4. Spinal cord stimulation as last option. ...Read more

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If you know about ADHD without hyperactivity, please tell me the best treatments to try.?

If you know about ADHD without hyperactivity, please tell me the best treatments to try.?

As recommended : Whether there is hyperactivity or not, the treatment is the same. Hyperactivity doesn't drive treatment choices. Stimulants are still the first choice followed by Alpha 2 adrenergic agonists like intuniv. ...Read more

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Which treatment for torn tendons at the side of the knee is the very best?

Which treatment for torn tendons at the side of the knee is the very best?

Not necessarily: It depends on several things like which tendon or ligament is injured, what symptoms it is causing, age/activity level of patient, exam findings, and the appearance of imaging studies. A physician can evaluate you and advise you on the best treatment. ...Read more

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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis  in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: deep tendon reflex?

Deep tendon reflex: Dtr or deep tendon reflex is a test done on physical exam to evaluate specific nerve function. Certain nerves like cervical and lumber spinal nerves control certain reflexes and when absent can indicate a problem with that nerve. Like the patellar or knee reflex can indicate a spinal nerve problem or herniated disc. ...Read more

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I need your help please? What makes me kick so hard when they test deep tendon reflex?

I need your help please? What makes me kick so hard when they test deep tendon reflex?

See below: A deep tendon reflex reflects the function of a part of the nervous system that travels to and from the spinal cord. It is also influenced by the brain. It is involuntary. Some people have brisker reflexes than others and it is completely normal. Some conditions can cause brisker reflexes like an overactive thyroid or certain nervous system conditions like injury to the brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more