Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Infant with weakness in the hand. Concerned

Hi, I am a very desperate mum. My little girl now 16 months has a weakness in her left hand. She hardly opens it up or tries to put it in clothes like she does with the right hand. She still crawls (bum shuffling style) which I find strange at her age, she moves more to the right & sort of carries her left hand rather than use it to move. My husband & I are very worried as we've been to doctors several times but had no referrals to a specialist yet. They keep telling us she will grow out of it & a few exercises like giving her things to the left will change this. Also kids walk as late a 2 years old. Please help from a very worried & desperate mum.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  55
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Neurologist 's  Response
Probably your child has L) sided weakness which is responsible for weakness of hand and delay in motor milestones.You need to consult neurologist for detail examination to deceide to locate the level of weakness. She may require MRI brain scan for future plan of treatment.Go for rehabilitation exercise for L) hand weakness.She needs to be seen by neurologist and occupational therapist
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor