3 doctors weighed in:

Son has on/off pain on right side (back, hip, knee, thigh) for about 1 yr. rarely severe, can limit his activity. Has hypotonia. Is a lefty. Cause?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A single underlying

genetic or other medical cause of his ASD & hypotonia should be looked for. Lax or weak ligaments & joints often accompany low tone, decreased resistance to passive movement in muscles.
When the "pulley system" of the pelvis & lower extremities is not aligned, pain can occur on standing or moving. A child neurologist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician & a pediatric orthopedist can help.

In brief: A single underlying

genetic or other medical cause of his ASD & hypotonia should be looked for. Lax or weak ligaments & joints often accompany low tone, decreased resistance to passive movement in muscles.
When the "pulley system" of the pelvis & lower extremities is not aligned, pain can occur on standing or moving. A child neurologist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician & a pediatric orthopedist can help.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Need more information ASAP and a thorough neuromuscular evaluation. Hypotonia, depending on the age and progression of symptoms, can have a fairly extensive differential diagnosis, including some serious degenerative congenital neuromuscular disorders as above. Get a good Pediatric neurological evaluation soon, let us know how the diagnosis and therapy are proceeding
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors