Babinski's reflex - Treatment
Reflex - Babinski's; Extensor plantar reflex; Babinski's sign
A person older than an infant who has a Babinski's reflex will often also have incoordination, weakness, and difficulty with muscle control.
Safety is important to prevent injury. The person may need help with activity. The environment should be kept free of hazards.
Call your health care provider if:
People do not usually know they have Babinski's reflex. It is often found by the health care provider.
What to expect at your health care provider's office:
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient's symptoms and medical history.
The physical examination will include a complete nervous system (neurological) examination.
Tests may include:
- Reviewed last on: 2/5/2011
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by Joseph V. Campellone, MD, Division of Neurology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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