Can Dyspraxia affect one part of the body more than the rest?

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Can Dyspraxia affect one part of the body more than the rest?

Post by MusicL22 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:14 pm

Hi everyone, I'd like to ask is it possible for dyspraxia to affect one body part more than the rest? The reason I am asking is because I am getting fed up with my right hand and fingers being so weak and not obeying my brains command.

As I am playing my keyboard, my right fingers will not play at a speed and I have to twist and turn all the muscles in my hand just to attempt to get the fingers in the right place. This causes strain and my right arm and hand is a lot weaker than the left. As I am telling myself to play the notes the fingers slip, twist and bump into each other and will not stay strong and firm in one place.

I also cannot grip a plate or a cup properly with the right hand, it's as though my arm will not lift.

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Re: Can Dyspraxia affect one part of the body more than the rest?

Post by Tom fod » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:33 pm

Hi

Have you spoken to your Doctor about this? It's not something you should just accept and I doubt it is directly Dyspraxia related.
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Re: Can Dyspraxia affect one part of the body more than the rest?

Post by MusicL22 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:26 am

Yes I have, I mentioned it to the GP when I took in that checklist. As you're aware that was sent to the psychiatrist and during that session she mentioned neurology regarding my dyspraxia.

She was going to send me letters which I didn't receive because they were not sent out. She told me this the other week, they should have been sent out and I told her this. I think she is currently trying to send them out, though I've still not got anything, probably poor communications in the office or lost post.

So as I need to go to the GP regarding the hand and overall dyspraxia again, I will. I would talk to my epilepsy neurologist but I am still waiting for the next appointment. As I say it's like pass the parcel with these things!

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Re: Can Dyspraxia affect one part of the body more than the rest?

Post by Tom fod » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:57 pm

Your GP probably needs to refer you to a musculoskeletal specialist as whilst hand movements arecontrolled by your brain your problems with your hand are not exactly something a neurologist would or could specifically address.

It’s annoying that the administrative foul ups have occurred but hopefully things will go more smoothly from here on. Try not to let the frustrations get you down and be polite but persistent with them.
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