Balance/co-ordination/walking problems

Balance/co-ordination/walking problems

Facts

  • Children develop movement skills, also known as motor skills (e.g. sitting, walking, running), at different rates and it is normal to see a variation between children in the age at which they develop these skills.
  • A loss of previously-attained motor skills (motor regression) or a reduction in motor skills may be caused by a serious illness, including a brain tumour.
  • Brain tumours can initially cause subtle changes in motor skills such as a change in hand or foot preference or loss of learned skills, e.g. ability at computer games and handwriting.

Feeling Worried?

Are the symptoms exhibited persistent e.g. lasting more than 2 weeks?

ONE SYMPTOM

Arrange an appointment with your GP as soon as possible

TWO+ SYMPTOMS

Request an immediate consultant referral as soon as possible

If the symptoms or signs are sudden onset or severe, either take them to the emergency department or call 999.