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What is the normal response of a foot plantar reflex?

What is the normal response of a foot plantar reflex?

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 more

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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?

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

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The abnormal reaction of the plantar reflex means what?

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

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Why was my plantar reflex unresponsive!

Was it done correct?: Although there could be many reasons, make sure the test was done correctly by your physician. If it was done correctly, they can explain from your medical history any possible causes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a lot of plantar warts on one foot and none on the other?

Is it normal to have a lot of plantar warts on one foot and none on the other?

I did...: 12 on the bottom of the right foot and none on the left foot at all. I also had warts on my left hand but none on the right hand. Location is pretty unpredictable. ...Read more

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I have chronic plantar fasciitis. Throughout the course of the day my feet goes numb. Is that normal or should I be worried?

I have chronic plantar fasciitis. Throughout the course of the day my feet goes numb. Is that normal or should I be worried?

See a Podiatrist: I suggest you see a podiatrist for an evaluation. You may or may not have numbness due to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis associated with overpronation may cause swelling or pressure on the plantar nerves thus causing numbness. You may have other medical problems which may also be causing numbness, such as, diabetes. Get it checked! ...Read more

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I recently had a plantar wart frozen and I'm a week out and my foot is still throbbing .. Is that normal ? It's affecting my gait ...

I recently had a plantar wart frozen and I'm a week out and my foot is still throbbing .. Is that normal ?  It's affecting my gait ...

Sounds like a bit : Much. I could understand the first day or two even three but I'd let the doctor know if still bothering you after a week.....what have you done for it? Is there any blistering of ths skin? ...Read more

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Hi, I was diagnosed with plantar facitiis i was just wondering if it's normal for this to case extreme pain on the top of my foot &cause numb toes?

Hi, I was diagnosed with plantar facitiis i was just wondering if it's normal for this to case extreme pain on the top of my foot &cause numb toes?

No: usually pain is on the bottom of your heel especially with early fort morning step. Top of the foot is not usual pain for plantar fasciitis. You need further investigation and treatment. Please see you foot doctor. Could be compensation effect. ...Read more