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14 Possible Causes for Increased Ankle Reflex, Thenar Muscle Atrophy

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] […] the following: clonus or spasticity of the lower extremities sensory changes (light touch, pinprick sensation, or temperature dysfunction) generalized weakness throughout muscle[americannursetoday.com]

  • Cervical Myelopathy

    Thus these medical signs will become pathological: Increased tension in the leg muscles (Hyperreflexia) Accentuated reflexes of the knee and ankle Forced extension of the[dr-bertagnoli.com] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] , Deep tendon reflexes in the knee and ankle will be accentuated (hyperreflexia), Forced extension of the ankle may cause the foot to beat up and down rapidly (clonus), Scratching[necksolutions.com]

  • Cervical Herniated Disc

    Cervical herniated disc results in posterior or posterolateral protrusion of the intervertebral disc, most commonly in the C6-C7 segments of the cervical spine. Causes include spinal degeneration and sometimes trauma. Patients may be asymptomatic, but nerve root compression can give rise to symptoms such as pain,[…][symptoma.com]

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Tumor

    If you would like to participate in a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins, please go to the clinical trial database (ITCR), for more information. Study Title: NA_00023202 Principal Investigator: Chetan Bettagowda, MD Summary: Physicians at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are participating in a FDA approved clinical trial that is[…][hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Graves Disease

    Muscle wasting is present, with decreased muscle strength. Typically, atrophy of the thenar and hypothenar eminences may be observed.[emedicine.com]

  • Upper Motor Neuron Disease

    […] tone bilaterally, pyramidal weakness bilaterally, increased knee reflexes, upgoing plantars and clonus) Absent ankle reflexes Tongue wasting and fasciculations Increased[medicaleducationleeds.com] […] group of muscles, including the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) and first dorsal interosseous (FDI), when compared to the abductor digit minimi (ADM) [Figure 1]. 14,22 This[acnr.co.uk] And spasticity involves an increase in muscle tone, an increase in deep tendon reflexes, and the phenomenon of clonus.[coursera.org]

  • Myelopathy

    , Deep tendon reflexes in the knee and ankle will be accentuated (hyperreflexia), Forced extension of the ankle may cause the foot to beat up and down rapidly (clonus), Scratching[necksolutions.com] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] […] retardation) – 1 Serious urination difficulty (residual urine, dysuria) – 0 Urine retention Additional findings associated with myelopathy: Muscular tone in the legs will be increased[necksolutions.com]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    […] size of calf muscles 0008981 Decreased/absent ankle reflexes 0200101 Deposits immunoreactive to beta-amyloid protein 0003791 Foot dorsiflexor weakness Foot drop 0009027 Loss[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] […] girdle muscle weakness Weak shoulder muscles 0003547 Tibialis atrophy 0011399 Tibialis muscle weakness 0008963 5%-29% of people have these symptoms Calf muscle hypertrophy Increased[rarediseases.info.nih.gov]

  • Cervical Cord Compression

    , Deep tendon reflexes in the knee and ankle will be accentuated (hyperreflexia), Forced extension of the ankle may cause the foot to beat up and down rapidly (clonus), Scratching[necksolutions.com] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] […] difficulty (pollakisuria, retardation) – 1 Serious urination difficulty (residual urine, dysuria) – 0 Urine retention Additional findings: Muscular tone in the legs will be increased[necksolutions.com]

  • Autosomal Dominant Spastic Paraplegia Type 17

    reflexes in the lower limbs 91% (195/214) Increased reflexes in the upper limbs 27% (54/204) Extensor plantar reflex 81% (174/216) Ankle clonus 62% (87/141) Proximal muscle[academic.oup.com] […] tendon reflexes in the upper limbs 40/47 (85%) Increased tendon reflexes in the lower limbs 47/47 (100%) Presence of extensor plantar reflex 29/45 (64%) Presence of ankle[bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com] Most patients displayed pyramidal signs (i.e. increased reflexes in the lower limbs, extensor plantar reflexes, ankle clonus and muscle weakness in the lower limbs) and decreased[academic.oup.com]

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