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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
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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
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