Talk:Babinski sign

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 Definition A common part of a physical examination, it is positive, indicating a motor neuron irritation, if the big toe turns up and the other toes spread when firmly scratched with a pointed, but not sharp, instrument [d] [e]
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Good idea!

Pathological reflexes, that is. I've been thinking of a catalog, or perhaps articles on some of my favorites -- I know more than I would like about entrapment neuropathies due to overuse syndromes. Part of the problem is that it's often easier to elicit the reflex than explain it in writing. Phelan's sign is much easier with a drawing.

Much to our mutual surprise, I didn't actually damage a nerve by cocking a wrist while carrying a heavy bucket. As my primary care provider picked himself off the floor, where my involuntary movement had flung him, he observed that he would note that the Finkelstein test was positive. Howard C. Berkowitz 21:51, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Yes, we've opened a whole new bag of worms apparently ;-)
Did he diagnose you with a case of DeQuervain's tenosynovitis or did he just consider it a sprain/strain? De Quervain's is stubborn to treat! D. Matt Innis 00:19, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
We both immediately thought of a neuropathy, and he sent me off for electrodiagnostic studies, which were negative, much to our surprise. It resolved itself after a few weeks.
Lots of link opportunities here. Howard C. Berkowitz 00:43, 16 June 2010 (UTC)