Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Debbie | 2010/11/04

Q.

7 year old complaining of weak muscles

My 7 year old daughter says that after exercise she has weak hands and feet and can''t do up her buttons etc. She also complains of pins and needles now and again.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter gives a very clear description of her symptoms. It is possible that she has developed some muscle weakness. This may be due to a viral infection of her muscles. Another possibility is that she or she may have developed pressure on the nerve supply to her arms and legs. Another possibility is that she may have low body salts such as sodium, calcium and magnesium. She should be seen by a paediatrician.

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