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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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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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What is a normal range of motion in the knee? Also what is the normal range of motion for knee extensions? Mine is -11 which i know is not good

What is a normal range of motion in the knee? Also what is the normal range of motion for knee extensions? Mine is -11 which i know is not good

0-135 degrees: For knee extensions, strength exercises, best not to go full extension, especially if you have knee problems. -10 to 15 degrees full extension is best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment or the manegment of inverted foot of a child?

What is the treatment or the manegment of inverted foot of a child?

Orthotics and eval: Generally a foot that is mildly intoeing or rotated can be treated with physical therapy and / or orthotics. However, if there is bony anomaly or club foot, further intervention may be necessary. All approaches involve starting with an evaluation by a pediatric orthopedist, who can determine which approach would be best. ...Read more

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What is the usual and/or an accepted treatment of a ganglion on the dorsum of the foot?

What is the usual and/or an accepted treatment of a ganglion on the dorsum of the foot?

Ganglion : These can be drained ( needle aspiration ) cortisone injection can be helpful as well as surgical removal. I would get a podiatrist to look at it and get a MRI before doing anything. Wear shoes that have laces. ...Read more

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Soreness in heel of foot. Assuming plantar fasciitis. If so what is the most effective means of treatment. I'm quite active running. ?

Soreness in heel of foot. Assuming plantar fasciitis. If so what is the most effective means of treatment. I'm quite active running. ?

Plantar fascitis: Stretching of the plantar fascia ,during the day and at night. Go online and look up the diagrams that show the proper way of stretching. A short course of NSAIDs . , decreasing by 20% the amount of time you are running can also help ...Read more

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What is a patellar tilt and what does thickening of the MCL mean?

What is a patellar tilt and what does thickening of the MCL mean?

Patella tipping out: Clinical exam, xrays, and mri/ct scans can all coorobrate a diagnosis of patellar tilt which is present when the patellar rolls outward seemingly beiung tehtered laterall toward outside of knee and being more loose medially. Patellar tilt can be asymptomatic or cause pain often assocaited with instability of the patella. A thickened mcl is likely an MRI diagnosis correlating with prior mcl injury. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in the foot from a condition called mortons neuroma?

Is it normal to have pain in the foot from a condition called mortons neuroma?

Yes: Neuromas are treated with injections, pads, shoe changes, physical therapy, custom orthotics, topical creams and if all else fails, surgery. ...Read more

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What does this mean: Unusual contour to the posterior body of the pancreas which is likely a normal variation of pancreatic anatomy. this was on my ct?

What does this mean: Unusual contour to the posterior body of the pancreas which is likely a normal variation of pancreatic anatomy. this was on my ct?

Please!: Hi. Does "normal variation" ring a bell? It's normal! Why are you even concerning yourself with this? Some people are right-handed, some are left-handed, BOTH are normal. I think you might be among the worried well. Live healthily. ...Read more

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High grade partial tear in the ucl and common flexor tendon of the elbow what does this mean and what is the usual treatment?

High grade partial tear in the ucl and common flexor tendon of the elbow what does this mean and what is the usual treatment?

See below: The ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) is a structure that helps stabilize the elbow on the inside. The common flexor tendon sits right over the top of the ucl. The two structures are often injured together. High grade partial tear means mostly torn but a few intact fibers. Treatment options depend on many factors and range from pt to surgery. Only orthopedist can decide which option is best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a fractured 2nd metatarsal of the foot.

What is the treatment for a fractured 2nd metatarsal of the foot.

See doc; get X-ray: It is important that the fracture be diagnosed and evaluated by x-ray. Depending on the location of the fracture as well as the extent of displacement, it will dictate the treatment protocol. Being that it is the 2nd metatarsal and crucial with weight bearing, i suggest you do not delay going to see the doctor. See a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?

What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?

Inflammation: Soft tissue inflammation is usually treated initially with conservative management. Start wearing supportive shoes at all times during the healing period. RICE therapy and oral anti-inflammatory agents. Massage the sore area, followed with ace bandage compression and elevate limb above hip with knee bent and ice area after activity and before bed. Remove ace before sleep.(RICE) Orthotic control. ...Read more

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What is chronic thickening MCL at the joint line mean? What does femoral sided deep MCL injury mean? Please help in a lot of pain. Is this a tear?

What is chronic thickening MCL at the joint line mean? What does femoral sided deep MCL injury mean? Please help in a lot of pain. Is this a tear?

Strain: It sounds like you strained but did not completely tear the medial collateral ligament, which is on the medial (inside) of the knee. The chronic thickening means you may have had injuries to this ligament before. I would discuss treatment options with your doctor, which often involves use of a hinged brace which protects your mcl while it heals. ...Read more