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Have You Ever Experienced Ankle Clonus During A Neuro Exam

Have You Ever Experienced Ankle Clonus During A Neuro Exam

This was a weird one. You know how the ms neuro uses the tuning fork. But they also do hands on tests. I had this weird left ankle clonus the other day when he did the exam. He didn't use the tuning fork to test the ankle clonus just his hand. This is how they can tell you have lesions somewhere on your spinal cord or brain stem.

Here's what it is... It was a strange feeling.

https://www.healthline.com/health/clonus

https://youtu.be/tsdCZEcj3RY

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A MyMSTeam Member said:

My neurologist uses a tuning fork every exam. But I've never had clonus.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

He thought baclofen might help it but I didn't want to take more drugs. I do have tizanidine which is sometimes used too.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've had the tuning fork used a couple times, but I am not sure what clonus is. I had a problem with the side of my right leg was numb, for a year or so, when I went in for my annual check up they decided to do a little test called an 'EMG',I had never heard of it so was unfamiliar with what it was. They hook a wire tpo one part of you and use a probe with another wire, then repeatedly shock you and a computer reads the results: if you are into acupuncher you will love this!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Had never heard of it either; interesting.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thank You for this Interesting Article.

posted almost 2 years ago
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