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How Poor Fine Motor Skills Effect Handwriting
I have very poor fine motor skills: my hand writing is terrible, im awkward with my hands and its very frustrating. Is there a medical cause for this?
Yes, need specialist: Fine motor skills generally involves proper use of fingers in conjunction with the eyes and the brain. The problem described requires a careful history by a knowledgable physician. For example your age, is it new, is it progressive, is it lifelong, is it a problem developed after head trauma etc. You need a fine neurologist. Allow me to refer you to a 'colleague', dr. Arielle kurzweil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cts release both hands 2011. Fingers improved but radiating pain in wrists and forearms.
Is this normal/ when will it improve? Diminished strength in both hands and fine motor skills poor...Still can't open water
bottle, thread needles, pick up small item
If : If you had severe cts you may find that while your sensation improved you lost muscle tiissue. This is a common complaint as once the muscle tissue is lost from carpal tunnel it may not return or return only partially. While sensation may also subjectivley improve, in sever cases there may be incomplete returtn and small object are still dififcult. One measure of the ability to discern small objects is called two point discrimination and your may still be elveated despite being better than before the surgery. Other issues suchas arthritis, trigger fingers, tenindonitis can affectyour hands too and too often people think that it is all due to cts and will all go away with surgery . In these cases while surgery may partially improve a severe carpal tunnle, it doesnt stop arthritis, overuse and tendonitis. Id talk to your surgeon about getting re evaluated for other issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motor domains of : development depend on the brain's ability to plan, coordinate, execute & remember age-appropriate movements of normal quality, the health, tone & strength of muscles, the disappearance of primitive reflexes & eye-hand coordination. Gross (large) muscle movements develop head to toe the 1st yr. Volitional fine (small) muscle movements develop from shoulder to fingers, from palmar to pincer grasp. ...Read more
Learning is directly: related to cognitive ability; motor planning is an executive function. However, research done in Holland did not find a 1:1 correlation between IQ & fine motor (f.m.) skills. It did find an average 10-point decrease in scores on f.m. tests for every standard deviation or 15-point decrease in kids with IQ scores below 85. ~ 70% of people have IQ's of 85-115, the low-average- high average range. ...Read more
Acute porphyria: Muscle weakness can be a symptom can comes with exacerbation of acute intermittent porphyria. Fine motor skill difficulties alone is unlikely to be the result of acute porphyria. See your PCP for any concerns about fine motor skills. Here is info on acute intermittent porphyria. http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/AIP ...Read more
Sure: These are movements made with small muscles of hands. Some of these skills are pointing, using both hands to hold a toy, building a tower of two blocks, scribble with a crayon, using a spoon with some spilling, taking off their own socks. ...Read more
Incomplete list here: Use Developmental Screens on first signs.org & healthy children.org. A 3-yr. old displays normal quality of movement to draw a circle & a cross, use scissors, hold crayon with thumb & fingers, throw ball overhand, catch ball using both hands, dress self (no fasteners), walk up & down stairs alternating feet, ride trike, etc. Public Schools' Child Find Teams assess kids age 3-5, free of charge. ...Read more
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