Hypotonia is a medical term for low state of muscle tone (movement involve the brain, spinal card, nerves and muscles). It is not a particular medical disorder, but a potential manifestation of dissimilar diseases and illnesses that effect on entire nervous system. In this, they maintain a certain amount of stress and hardness that can be felt as resistance to movement. It is dissimilar from muscle weakness, even though it can be complicated to use the injured muscles relying on the cause, many of the times grows in the association with Hypotonia.
This condition can affect adults and also kids. Children with Hypotonia seem like a ragdoll, because they may have less deficiency and head may fall to the side.
When a kid suffered with Hypotonia, take longer time to reach developmental skills like sitting up, crawling, walking and feeding etc. When adults suffered with this disease may have below problems, which are: Falling frequently, difficulty getting up from sitting position and high degree of flexibility in hips, knees and elbows.
There are many tests recommended for Hypotonia, these include Blood tests, a Computerized Tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan, electroencephalogram (EEG), genetic testing, spinal taps, electromyography muscle tests and nerve biopsy.
Therapy includes treating the symptoms and also essential conditions. Therapy team is commonly multi disciplinary, this includes:
There are many number of Therapies occurred for Hypotonia, like Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Speech and language therapy, assisted breathing, Orthopedic review and specific meditation etc. By using these therapies we can reduce the Hypotonia disease in adults as well as in children. Child with hypotonia has to be taken proper care while carrying. Until 2004 there was no avoidance for hypotonia.