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9 month old having weakness in the arm while crawling. Should I be worried?

My 9 month old niece who has been crawling for about a month and a half now has just starting to show signs of weakness in her left arm when she crawls. She is turning her hand into the body quite a bit as she puts weight on it and every three or so steps falls down on her face. Healthy little girl...has just recently had her first cold which she is still battling but no other problems or medical problems. Should we be worried about this perceived weakness?
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Thanks for your query.

Following a bout of upper respiratory tract infection (cold as mentioned by you), a child can show some regression in behaviour and development. Hence, I will like to wait and watch for what you rightly mentioned "perceived" weakness. In case this persists beyond a week then it shall be better to get the child examined.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your niece all the best..


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