Massive knee-jerk reaction. Literally!
August 15, 2013 4:15 PM Subscribe
What does it mean when the doctor hits your knee with the rubber mallet and you kick like a Rockette?
posted by hellameangirl to health & fitness (9 answers total)
Startled the doctor today at my physical because my leg shot up so strongly it came back with a loud bang against the table. The other leg was only slightly less dramatic. My doc chuckled but didn't say it was a problem. Out of curiosity I googled it and read somewhere thats its bad for the leg to kick too little or too big, but I couldn't find out why (and don't have time to do the research). So can anyone give me the short answer? I had rode my bike to the appointment, so maybe my legs were just extra tense?