- Feb 28, 2008
- Learn about ALS
I'm pretty new and just have a few questions because I seem to get conflicting information. Is it common for PLS or ALS to start on just one side of the body? Also, my neuro says that I have brisk reflexes. What does this mean and which of the several hundred tests that he conducts every visit tell him that my reflexes are brisk? Last question for now... my neuro often asks me to tap my toes (with my heal planted on the ground)in steady beats. I can do this with my right foot just fine, but when I try it with my left foot I can't seem to bring it down in a steady rhythm. I can lift the toes up just fine, but when I bring the foot down to tap I end up tapping in rapid uncoordinated beats. Any ideas what this might be caused from? It's rather amusing, but also bothersome.