Question: Can anxiety cause ankle clonus?

Does anxiety cause brisk reflexes?

This can cause the muscle fibers to break down too quickly, causing brisk reflexes. Anxiety: The adrenaline rushes caused by anxiety can cause your reflexes to be more responsive than normal.

What does it mean when you have no ankle reflexes?

When reflex responses are absent this could be a clue that the spinal cord, nerve root, peripheral nerve, or muscle has been damaged. When reflex response is abnormal, it may be due to the disruption of the sensory (feeling) or motor (movement) nerves or both.

Can you test yourself for clonus?

A physical test may also help doctors identify clonus. During this test, they will ask the person to quickly flex their foot, so their toes are pointing upward and then hold the muscle there. This may cause a sustained pulsing in the ankle. A series of these pulses may indicate clonus.

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