Neurology

What is Woltman’s Sign?

Woltman’s sign is a delay in the return to normal after eliciting the Achilles deep tendon reflex. The delay is commonly seen in those with hypothyroidism and returns to normal when therapy is started.

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What is Gowers’ Sign?

Gowers’s or Gowers sign is a sign which indicates a weakness of the proximal muscles in the lower limb. The child that has this use their hands and arms to “walk” up their own body from a squatting position. The sign is a...

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What is Soleal sling syndrome?

Soleal sling syndrome is an entrapment or impingement of the tibial nerve at the upper back of the leg where the tibial nerve passes through the fascia that attaches the soleus muscle to the tibia and fibula (the soleal sling). The typical symptoms...

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What is Grierson Gopalan syndrome?

The name Grierson Gopalan syndrome is just another name for burning feet syndrome. Grierson Gopalan syndrome is still used somewhat these days but it is being used less often and the preferred name is burning feet or foot syndrome. There are a...

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What deficiency causes burning feet syndrome?

The most common deficiency that could cause a burning feet sensation is vitamin B12 as a lack of it causes damage to the myelin sheath around the nerves. However, this is a very uncommon cause and is unlikely to be the cause of burning feet in...

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