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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

Hello, . Hello, consider augmenting the carpal tunnel releases and any medications that were prescribed with medical acupuncture. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in china. There are specific protocols which can decrease inflammation of the tendons, decrease pain and increase range of motion. I have seen excellent results with this. Good luck. Read more...
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...

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. Your age and medical history are critical to this question. You are describing "tremor" and there are many ways to treat this.Contact your dr.He/she can probably help. Read more...
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...

How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

Brain development . from 3 weeks after conception - 25 years dictates developmental trajectory in all streams. Typically, neurons form, migrate to correct positions in the cortex & send out axons & dendrites in correct paths to transmit signals across synapses. From then on, environmental input is key, because experience- dependent neural activity, aka LEARNING, modifies synapses & eliminates unnecessary ones. . Read more...

Can acute porphyria cause problems with fine motor skills?

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...

How can I help my child develop gross and fine motor skills?

Depends. If your kid has normal skills you just need to make sure they have access to & encourage play activities. Those that require movement & manipulation will help skills emerge when ready. If the kid has any impairments, attend any of their PT or OT sessions and ask for help designing appropriate homework to be done between sessions. Read more...

How do gross and fine motor skills develop from age 0-3 years?

It takes > 400 words. to give you specifics; see healthy children.org & firststeps.org. Gross motor develops head-to-toe from 0-12 mos. Fine motor develops from regarding one's hands at 2 mos. to hands in midline, proximal-distal. Grasp develops ulnar to radial, palm to thumb & index finger. Volitional movements require normal muscle tone & strength, vision, disappearance of primitive reflexes & "tummy time". . Read more...

What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

At what age? If < 3. years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. . Read more...