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Clinical analysis to determine weakness in arm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi
User :   Good evening
Doctor :   good evening
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   I have 1 yr old boy. he is very active and very smart too. he is walking with some support.
Doctor :   ok
User :   The thing is he is not using his right hand to lift things. but when he is walking he is using both hands. he lift the things with only left hand.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he might be left hander
User :   my delivery was ceaserian. his birth weight was 3.5 kg.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he have any weakness in right hand
User :   when he is playing with toys or something he is using left hand only. that time 100% he is not using tha right hand. and he closes his fingures that time.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then he must be left handed
Doctor :   nothing to be worried about
Doctor :   if there is no weakness in the arm
User :   that time his right hand will be very tight.
Doctor :   when hold the object u mean
Doctor :   ok
User :   i cant find it out Dr.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other medical problems ur kid has
User :   yes dr. when he is lifting the things in left hand that time his right hand will be very tight.
User :   no Dr. he is very active boy.
Doctor :   thats normal since he very young
Doctor :   natural for other kids to same way with left hand
Doctor :   if ur having any doubt please get him examined
Doctor :   i feel he is left handed kid
Doctor :   with no problems
Doctor :   he will fine, he is smart kid
Doctor :   not many kid will be left handed
User :   how can i find out wheather he is having weakness in his arm or not?
Doctor :   get him examined
Doctor :   by clinical examination one can find out
Doctor :   ur kid is normal
Doctor :   when u go for vaccination
Doctor :   u can tell ur paediatrician about his
Doctor :   in ur indoubt
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   any doubts please ask
User :   yes dr. i told abot this. but wat they r telling is he is having grip in his right hand.
Doctor :   ok
User :   if he is not using his right hand then we can go for phisio he said.
Doctor :   compare the two arms
Doctor :   if there is significant weakness
Doctor :   r u there
User :   s
Doctor :   try to encourage him
Doctor :   using the right hand
User :   for my point of view it's normal.
Doctor :   i feel he is normal kid
Doctor :   please dont worry
Doctor :   if u observe weakness when he trys to pick things with right hand
User :   s dr. iam practising him daily. but is not lifting the things.
Doctor :   u can consult a neurologist
User :   if any weakness is there wat wil be the solution dr?
Doctor :   he will clarify any doubts u have
Doctor :   its is unlikely
Doctor :   weakness of single limb at this age is very rare
Doctor :   u need not worry
Doctor :   please keep us informed regarding the progress once u meet the neurologist
Doctor :   u can write to us at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   only after examination
Doctor :   i mean clinical examination
Doctor :   one can say whether there is any neurological disorder
Doctor :   along with few test
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   if any problem is it curable dr?
Doctor :   there is problem
Doctor :   only when u get to know the cause
Doctor :   then u can say
Doctor :   i feel ur kid is left hander
Doctor :   nothing to be worried about
Doctor :   ok
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