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Emergency room: Evaluation, labs an head an possibly spinal scanning. ...Read more
Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect ...Read more
More info needed: This question cannot be answered without knowing how and why your coordination was lost in the first place! ...Read more
Could be: See the answer to balance question significant and persistent loss of coordination should be investigated! ...Read more
Yes: There are progressive degenerative diseases of the cerebellum or those tracts from the cerebellum which can cause loss of coordination. There are also other causes such as tumor, trauma, infection, and others. A neurologist can help you sort these out. ...Read more
Golf in any form is a game of coordination!!!!
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Loss of coordination: The loss of coordination is itself a symptom, and sometimes a sign. There are many ways coordination can be impaired, from inner ear problems to brain stem strokes, to acute drug toxicity (including alcohol). More information is needed. I suggest you discuss the problem with your doctor or a neurologist. If you are abruptly, severely impaired, I suggest going to to an emergency department. ...Read more
Yes: Jump rope, boxers use this all the time for speed agility and coordination. ...Read more
Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Motor coordination: Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect to the intended goal. ...Read more
The principle: Mechanism is the slowing of communication from the brain to muscles and nerves. There is a loss of precision motor skills. Additionally, with increased processing time and decreased accuracy of information transmitted throughout the central nervous system reaction time is slowed. The loss of coordination and slowing in reaction time results in a tremendous number of injuries and deaths: ( ...Read more
Coordination is the: Ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently. Poor coordination is when the parts are not working together properly. It may result in poor balance and impaired purposeful actions. Causes may include genetics, infections, injuries, toxins, effects of medical/neurological conditions, and side effects to medications. Medical/neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more
Uncoordination: I agree with dr. Baker about vitamin B12 deficits and uncoordination -- and would definitely add thiamine to the list. Thiamine deficiency is very common in chronic alcoholics and can cause ataxia (balance and coordination problems), eye movement problems, tremor, inability to learn, memory loss, confusion, and making up stories (confabulation). ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) is not given to help coordination. It is given to help with depression and anxiety, and helps well with these. It will take 4-6 weeks for full effect to show itself. If your coordination is newly "off" and you have not been using any alcohol or other substances, please speak with your physician about this. ...Read more
Poor coordination: In a healthy child, who has been thoroughly tested, and has no past medical history to suggest a cause, poor coordination is usually related to low muscle tone, genetics and can be helped by an early intervention program that includes occupational therapy and /or physical therapy. Remember there are all degrees of athletic success and not every child will become a major league baseball player. ...Read more
Essential tremor: Can be alleviated by benzodiazepines.Get a more detailed answer ›
10 month child keeps her forefinger and middle fingers together (like spock) has good strength and coordination. Should I be concerned?
Fingers: As long as she has good coordination I wouldn't be too concerned. ...Read more
I've fallen on knees a lot in my life. Trip often or loose balance because of balance/coordination issues. What can I do to protect knees?
Falls in older adult: 61 year old lady with problems with balance/falls and knee pain. I am concerned about your balance and coordination as well as your knee pain. The American Geriatric Society recommends balance, strength, and gait training with a physical therapist/trainer to help you. Health and Human Services recommends balance training 3 days a week for older adults at risk for a fall. See your MD to eval knees. ...Read more
My body feels too light and relaxed. There doesn't seem to be a sign of coordination when I walk, hence it feels a bit like I am floating. Causes?
Lots of stuff: Anything from being in love to taking too many allergy pills could give you the same lightheaded feeling. The whole City of Cleveland was feeling that way recently when we were on the thresh hold of a basketball championship...only to be doused...oh well. You need a good physical examination to understand your symptoms a bit better including blood pressures, medication history, etc. See a doctor. ...Read more
My daughter is 13 mnths old she start walking after she turned 11 mnths but we have notice that her coordination is not good she keeps falling do I ne?
Not uncommon: Often kids who begin to walk want to walk faster than their coordination allows at the time. I stitch up more chins in kids this age than any other. I would expect it to improve gradually. Some normal kids don't walk well until 15-16m. Discuss this with babies doc at your next encounter. ...Read more
Sure: Golf is only one of many sports that would improve coordination. Other more active sports are much better suited for that. Those include baseball, football, basketball, soccer, raquetball, tennis, handball, dance, gymnastics, and many moore. It is important to keep your eye on the ball in golf when swinging the golf club and facing where you are aiming. Practice really makes a difference. ...Read more
Depends on amount: Caffeine is a stimulant. Small amounts can improve alertness and motor function. High doses can cause tremors and excessive movements. Different people have different reactions. Usual coffee contains 120mg per cup. A large starbucks can have 320mg. A large cola has 80mg but energy drinks can have 250mg. Be careful how much you are taking. ...Read more
Function loss: The most important thing to do for sudden loss of coordination -- or any sudden neurological symptom -- is to get immediate and thorough medical/neurological evaluation. This may be in an emergency room, where the person can be examined by skilled physicians plus have quick access to head ct scans and other studies that help with diagnosis. ...Read more
Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read more
Asperger's: Yes. Gross motor difficulties are common but not in all cases. Clay marzon, #1 surfer in the world is aspie. So it depends. Here is an overview. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more