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179 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Lower Extremity Pain

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    Ankle Reflex (Tendo-Achillis Reflex) - Diminished or absent reflexes when L4, 5 and S1 nerve is damaged. How is Lumbar Disk Herniation Diagnosed?[epainassist.com] OBJECTIVES: To determine recurrence rates of lower-extremity radicular pain after nonsurgical treatment of acute symptomatic lumbar disk herniation (LDH), and to identify[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The pain gradually spread over the right lower extremity and the indistinct lumbago changed to localized back pain at the L4/5 vertebral level.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Most people with PN have reduced or absent ankle reflexes (involuntary responses to a stimulus).[thebody.com] The patient is a 20-year-old male, with well-controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus, presenting with a short duration of bilateral lower extremity pain following a 10-day course[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Classically, ankle jerk reflex is absent in peripheral neuropathy.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    The ankle tendon reflex was absent in almost half of our patients (40.4 %).[em-consulte.com] OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of decompression of nerves in the lower extremity in patients with painful diabetic polyneuropathy on static balance using a sensitive[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of nerve decompression at potential entrapment sites in the lower extremity in painful diabetic polyneuropathy on nerve conduction study[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    F waves implicates nerve root involvement delayed/absent H reflex correlates with decreased/absent ankle reflex MRI cauda equina gandolinium enhancement in acute cases DIfferential[step2.medbullets.com] History review revealed that he developed profound lower extremity pain, weakness, and numbness after catching a cold 5 years ago.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient subsequently developed gait imbalance and lower extremity weakness with clinical examination, cerebrospinal fluid studies, and magnetic resonance imaging of the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    .  Physical Exam:  Right plantar flexor weakness, absent right ankle reflex, and decreased anal sphincter tone.  Findings consistent w/ CES  Referral:  Medically evacuated[slideshare.net] This syndrome presents as low back pain, motor and sensory deficits in the lower extremities, and bladder as well as bowel dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sciatica-type pain on one side or both sides, although pain may be wholly absent Weakness of the muscles of the lower legs (often paraplegia) Achilles (ankle) reflex absent[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy

    As the condition progresses, additional signs may include: Weakness, pain, numbness or tingling that spreads to other parts of your upper or lower extremities Muscle spasms[promises.com] We use the clinic to neurostimulation of nerves of the lower extremities by SMT.[minclinic.ru] The condition is characterized by pain and dysesthesias (abnormal sensations), primarily in the lower extremities, that are typically treatment-resistant. 8.9 What Causes[promises.com]

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    ankle reflexes.[f1000research.com] Individuals who develop DPN often experience severe, uncontrolled pain in the lower extremities, insensate feet, and decreased proprioceptive skills.[mdedge.com] Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org]

  • Lumbar Plexus Neoplasm

    Patients present with severe pain radiating from the low back down to the lower extremities, and this progresses to weakness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The RILSP was defined as the “occurrence of paresthesias, numbness, dysesthesias, pain or lower extremity weakness confirmed on T2-weighted MRI (diffuse marrow and perineural[dovepress.com] Diabetic plexopathy typically starts as an identifiable onset of asymmetric lower extremity symptoms that most typically involve the thigh and hip with pain that progresses[painspa.co.uk]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    OBJECTIVES: To assess the cost utility of lumbar interlaminar epidural injections in managing chronic low back and/or lower extremity pain secondary to lumbar disc herniation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It causes positional back pain, symptoms of nerve root compression, and lower-extremity pain during walking or weight bearing. Resources In This Article[msdmanuals.com] It causes positional back pain, symptoms of nerve root compression, and lower-extremity pain during walking or weight bearing.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Hyperkalemia

    extremities Bradycardia Hypotension Dyspnea See Clinical Presentation for more detail.[emedicine.medscape.com] Mesenteric ischemia (a rare complication of rapid IV infusion) Cardiac symptoms Cardiac symptoms include the following: Palpitations Shortness of breath Syncope Swelling of lower[emedicine.medscape.com] […] amblyopia or scotomata GI symptoms in acute or chronic toxicity include the following: Anorexia Weight loss Failure to thrive (in pediatric patients) Nausea Vomiting Abdominal pain[emedicine.medscape.com]

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