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Falling results

A friend of mine fell 6 to 8 ft from a ladder and as a result gripping items with his left hand is not something that he can do.  Also there is an overall lack of energy and general fatigue since the fall.  Also there is a problem with his hip and ability to run or even walk quickly.  Do you have any idea what could be causing these reactions.  This fall happened at least a month ago.
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Hello,

Given that your friend fell from 6-8 feet, there are a number of possibilities for injuries that may not be completely healed or resolved after one month.

In general, grip strength that is reduced could be a result of a couple causes: sprain of the hand, injury to nerves, injury to the forearm/wrist. And, there are also many causes for hip pain that might slow your friend down and make it more difficult to walk quickly. For example, a deep contusion or bruise could cause soreness that persists for several weeks.

The best next step is for your friend to visit a healthcare provider.

~ Dr. Parks

This answer provided to you is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this Medhelp.org posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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