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    I can stop clonus voluntarily

    My R leg has been having this crazy clonus. Now all of a sudden, when it starts, I can stop it voluntarily.
    I´ll keep doing this to reinforce those pathways as well.
    Remember, try to initiate movement every day, but also try to stop it. Try, try, try...I´ll keep trying.

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    Thats cool to hear Cripply, I also have the same thing on my left side. It will start jumping and i can make it jump even more or else tell it to stop. Not sure what it is but it has to mean ur making some sort of connection.
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    Cory and Cripply, how are you doing this? Are telling the leg to relax, or giving it some other command? I have clonus some kinda bad, especially after a day of rehab when they are tired. Would really like to get a handle on this. Thanks, John

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    I have the same talent. I try and focus on contracting or rellaxing the muscle to have it increase or stop. This has always been a precurser to more return for me. I hope it is for you too.

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    Just use your brain the way you did before. I mean, I just say I am gonna stop it, and I do. I guess it´s just the same pathway. Try to contract and then try to RELAX the muscle.
    Let us know how it goes.

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    I look at the foot jumping, and i can feel the foot jumping. The feeling part I think helps the most. Because when you feel it, it helps target that area alot easier. Close your eyes if u can feel it, and just focus on where your feeling your clonus then litterally send a message starting in the brain and imagine following the path down to your ankle and either tell it to flex downward which will make it jump more or to push upwards which usually stops it. It really takes pratice for me anyways, alot of visualization and concentration it will make you go nuts somtimes.


    Somtimes I have to flex my whole body for me to move anything on my left side, but the singal finds a way and usually kicks in a spasim but I tighten up my whole upper body then send the message down, if I don't its a very weak signal.
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    Absolutely Amazing!!

    Sorry to just chime in here but I came across this post the other day and didn't give it much thought. Then a few hours later, my leg started jumping and kind of spur of the moment, rather tan grabbing it to make it stop, I focused my thoughts towards relaxing the muscle and it stopped! Again Absolutely Amazing. It hasn't been quite as effective for the more "violent" episodes but I think with some practice and discipline, I can learn to control those too.

    Thanks for the insight guys!

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    whats up with these f'ing left legs??......mine too, sometimes i have to even raise my voice at it!

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    I have less control over my left leg and that is where I get the most clonus. I have full control of my right leg and what do you know, no clonus. At PW they constantly tell me to turn off my clonus and relax my tone and I think I'm finally making the connection to turn it off.
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    That's so cool! Congrats to all that can control the clonus. I'm gonna try too. I didn't have issues until I broke my right leg. Now with the left one broken, they're both shaking like crazy. I should have lots of opportunities to practice!
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