I'm a 20 year old female and I got into a nasty car accident 5 months ago where I shattered my pelvis, fractured my femur, and tore my aorta clean in half. All of those things have been resolved, however I have had a coordination issue with my left hand since the accident. I've done a lot of research and only found information on conditions that had pain, numbness or tingling as symptoms, and my doctors have no clue what is going on.
I had been going to hand rehabilitation and receiving occupational therapy, but saw no improvement. I have NO numbness, tingling, or pain anywhere on my left hand or arm. Strength is not an issue; the strength of my left hand is really the same as if not stronger than my right hand (I'm right handed). I also recently had a nerve conduction study done on my left arm/hand and they found nothing.
What I've noticed with my left hand specifically is an inability to hold glasses of liquid steady, but I have no problem driving with my left hand. When I wash my hair or clean my face, I usually move my hands in a circular motion, and my left hand seems to only want to go up and down, and struggles to move as fast as my right hand. I'm even typing partly with my left hand now, although the only finger that can type sufficiently is my index finger, and only when I flatten it out.
I am a musician, specifically a string player. I play violin and guitar and occasionally dabble in other string instruments. When I try to place my fingers onto the frets of the fingerboard, my fingers act like they don't know what to do. Specifically my ring and pinky fingers fidget and spasm when I try to put them down to form a chord. This is the real issue here!
I remember nothing from this accident. I had a large bruise and scrape on my left elbow, and my shoulder was a little achey for a while, but it was nothing that really bothered me and there was nothing wrong, nothing broken. They also said that I had a slight concussion, so we were thinking that it could possibly be a problem with my brain sending signals to my left hand?
If anybody can give me any clue to what might be going on, it would be highly appreciated. Music takes a major role in my life, I'm a singer-songwriter and music business student and I would like to use my hand to play my music in the near future...
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