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Movement Disorder

Movement disorders are nervous system or neurologic conditions that cause problems with movement, such as voluntary or involuntary increased movement or decreased movement. Movement disorders may occur due to genetics, infections, medications, brain damage, spinal cord damage, peripheral nerves, metabolic disorders, or stroke and vascular diseases. There is no specific cure for these disorders. Instead, the treatment is based on improving symptoms and relieving pain.

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When I am lying down my foot moves up and down. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, When I am lying down my foot moves. What it means is like my whole foot will move up and down (if this makes sense) sometimes my hips too. I cannot remember when this started to happen but it only happens when I lie down.  Read Full »

Dr. Murad Haider

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from hyperkinetic movement disorders. Many people who suffer from mild or moderate PLMS (periodic limb movements during sleep) can successfully manage their condition without medication. People often report that relaxation exercises like yoga...  Read Full »

When is ankle clonus abnormal in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My two-month-old son has ankle clonus. When he is asleep, and I push on his foot, it sometimes goes over ten beats. When it happens on its own, it is much shorter. Is this something that should be further evaluated?   Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are getting more than ten beats of ankle clonus, please get the child evaluated physically by a pediatric neurologist. In such cases, based on physical examination, your child may require an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain or USG (ultrasonography) of the b...  Read Full »

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