Low muscle tone Low muscle tone or hypotonia is a term used to describe a low or decreased strength in the skeletal muscles of the body.

Normally, your child's body will have a certain amount of tension or tone in the muscles, even when they are relaxed. With a muscle tone that is low, this normal tension is not present.

Your doctor is able to diagnose this early on in your baby, as they may seem floppy and have trouble their heads up.

In more severe cases, as your child get's older he may have trouble standing, walking and sitting. He may also need to get leg braces, a walker or other assistance to move around.

The loss of muscle tone may be caused by by many different types of genetic disorders, central nervous system disorders or muscle diseases.

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