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80 Possible Causes for Absent Knee Reflex, Thigh Weakness

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    Test your reflexes at the knee and ankle. These may sometimes be absent if there is a compressed nerve root in your spine. Straight leg raise (SLR) test.[orthoinfo.aaos.org] Common symptoms of lumbar disc protrusion include: Chronic low back pain Pain, numbness and tingling in the legs, feet and toes Back stiffness or soreness Muscle weakness[laserspineinstitute.com] […] in anterior and medial aspect of upper thigh Slight weakness in quadriceps; slightly diminished suprapatellar reflex L2-3 Pain in anterolateral thigh Weakened quadriceps;[aafp.org]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    You may have: Severe pain in a hip and thigh or buttock that occurs in a day or more Eventual weak and shrinking thigh muscles Difficulty rising from a sitting position Abdominal[mayoclinic.org]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    You must: have pain in your lower back, buttocks, and thighs, with weakness in your lower extremities have continual nonradicular (not radiating from a nerve) pain have a[disabilitysecrets.com] You must have pseudoclaudication (pain in your lower back, buttocks, and thighs, with weakness in your lower extremities).[nolo.com]

  • Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

    […] commonly, these symptoms can occur in the hands or arms Signs and symptoms of diabetic proximal neuropathy include: Pain, usually on one side, in the hips, buttocks, or thighs[medicinenet.com] This condition causes thigh muscle weakness, as well as variable pain and loss of the patellar reflex.[aafp.org] Weakness of the legs Signs and symptoms of diabetic autonomic neuropathy depend upon the organ system that is involved and can include: Nausea and/or vomiting Diarrhea Constipation[medicinenet.com]

  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    Ankle reflexes are usually reduced or absent, and knee reflexes may also be reduced in some cases.[clinical.diabetesjournals.org] […] commonly, these symptoms can occur in the hands or arms Signs and symptoms of diabetic proximal neuropathy include: Pain, usually on one side, in the hips, buttocks, or thighs[medicinenet.com] These cases caught my attention: An early case of diabetic amyotrophy with positive EMG findings, thigh weakness and a history of mild spinal stenosis.[dynamicchiropractic.com]

  • Femoral Neuropathy

    Clinical features include MUSCLE WEAKNESS or PARALYSIS of hip flexion and knee extension, ATROPHY of the QUADRICEPS MUSCLE, reduced or absent patellar reflex, and impaired[profiles.umassmed.edu] RESULTS: All six patients had thigh weakness and atrophy, and four complained of leg pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] knee jerk reflexes neuropathic pain syndrome – burning pain in her thigh and cramping Here are the quad cane and other types of canes that are prescribed to help injured[newyorkinjurycasesblog.com]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    […] onset in the thigh and buttock and relentless clinical course.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs LMD dysfunction in the limbs manifests as weakness, atrophy, fasciculations and hyporeflexia. The thighs are often a site of marked fasciculation.[patient.info] There was mild to moderate weakness in intrinsic hand muscles, ankle dorsiflexors, and toe extensors bilaterally. Deep tendon reflexes were preserved.[jamanetwork.com]

  • Lumbosacral Plexus Disorder

    There is an absent or reduced knee jerk reflex, although ankle jerks are commonly preserved.[patient.info] Sudden onset, unilateral lower extremity pain variably involves the groin, anterior thigh, and lower leg; weakness follows shortly.[neurospine.wordpress.com] The weakness in outward rotation of hip. The patient is asked to rotate the thigh outward. The doctor resists this action.[pain-clinic.ru]

  • Diabetic Amyotrophy

    The weakness was associated with reduced or absent lower extremity reflexes, with knee jerks absent bilaterally in 32 patients, for example, and reduced in seven. Dr.[journals.lww.com] Acute left thigh pain and weakness. Diabetic amyotrophy.", author "Gupta, {Neel D.} and Quan Nguyen and Enrique Palacios and Sarala Palliyath and Neitzschman, {Harold R.[utmb.influuent.utsystem.edu] Patellar deep tendon reflexes (DTRs) and ankle DTRs are absent bilaterally. Biceps and triceps DTRs are each 2 bilaterally.[mdedge.com]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    […] pain and weakness in hip, thighs, and back which precede weakness episodic diaphoresis Physical exam areflexia autonomic dysfunction sinus tachycardia labile blood pressure[step2.medbullets.com] Similarly our patients muscle weakness was upperlimb-dominant with mild thigh muscle weakness.[docslide.us] The weakness and paralysis can also be accompanied by a tingling sensation, and a cramping or more constant pain in the feet, hands, thighs, shoulders, lower back, and buttocks[encyclopedia.com]

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