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Doctor insights on: Improving Visual Motor Integration And Hand Writing Skills

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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?

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 more

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What can I do to improve my hand-eye coordination and reflex skills?

What can I do to improve my hand-eye coordination and reflex skills?

Practice : There are some studies that show (and this may seem crazy) video games increase hand and eye coordination. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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I've been having yearly episodes it seems with me blacking out & being numb on 1 side of my body for a month & loss of hand motor skills , ect.

I've been having yearly episodes it seems with me blacking out & being numb on 1 side of my body for a month & loss of hand motor skills , ect.

See your doctor : These aren't normal so you need to talk to your family doctor first to see what type of workup you need and how to stop them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left arm feels weird alot. Both my hands feel weird like my motor skills are off when I am doing simple activities. Been studding alot. Pls not als?

Left arm feels weird alot.  Both my hands feel weird like my motor skills are off when I am doing simple activities.  Been studding alot. Pls not als?

NOT ALS: Most likely answer could be carpal tunnel syndrome due to keyboarding, and simple to reverse if present. Some patients with migraine can experience fleeting issues with arms or hands, associated with the headache. You are far too young to develop ALS. ...Read more

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Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I found a site : That mentions eye hand coordination as 1st thing it can help with, although they did not speak about aspergers here's the link http://www.brain2.com.au/service/neurofeedback ...Read more

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Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more

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Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I don't know of any: studies on this topic but it is a good idea to have a session w/a neurofeedback professional and ask him/her the same question. Your doc or state psychological association can help w/referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My daughter says her hands feel odd, struggles with fine motor skills and has just started to become light headed. She is on Sertraline and Rigevidon?

My daughter says her hands feel odd, struggles with fine motor skills and has just started to become light headed. She is on Sertraline and Rigevidon?

Medications?: The first thought could be the medications. With such symptoms she should see her doctor for evaluation right away ...Read more

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I'm in my late 40s and one of my hands is shaky specially when writing. I felt that since in my 20s. Plz i need help, thanks?

I'm in my late 40s and one of my hands is shaky specially when writing. I felt that since in my 20s. Plz i need help, thanks?

Familial tremor: This is also suggestive of parkinsons disease but that would be unusual in a 20 year old. Go see a neurologist and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My hand starts to hurt when I am in the middle of taking notes in class or when I am writing a paper so why does that happen?

My hand starts to hurt when I am in the middle of taking notes in class or when I am writing a paper so why does that happen?

Fatigue: could be something as simple as muscular writers fatigue but you might also be getting some early carpal tunnel symptoms or some tendonitis try a larger diameter writing instrument if symptoms persist, get an orthopedic exam ...Read more

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I loose the control and coordination of my hand for few seconds while I over-stress it for writing during exams.It feels as a sudden shock.Serious?

I loose the control and coordination of my hand for few seconds while I over-stress it for writing during exams.It feels as a sudden shock.Serious?

Tremor: If this only happens when you are stressed over an exam, it is likely anxiety as a cause, but if it can occur at any time, it may be one of many things, two of the more common ones being carpal tunnel syndrome or an essential tremor. Also consider getting your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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I will be writing in class and sometimes I will get an extremely weak hand. Sometimes to the point were I am pretty much scribbling. What is this??

I will be writing in class and sometimes I will get an extremely weak hand. Sometimes to the point were I am pretty much scribbling. What is this??

Writer's cramp: You may be holding your arm, wrist or fingers in a tight or clenched position, which can pinch nerves at the elbow, wrist, or in the hand. Try to hold your pen with a more relaxed grip and take frequent breaks to shake the circulation into your arm and hand out BEFORE it starts to get weak. If the problem gets worse or your hand gets weak even if you're not writing, see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more