Published on
Last updated on

Recognizing the Signs of Mild Cerebral Palsy in Your Child

Recognizing the Signs of Mild Cerebral Palsy in Your Child

Cerebral palsy affects New Yorkers in different ways and to varying degrees. For many people with mild cerebral palsy, medical treatment and advice can help to manage symptoms and possibly prevent or prepare for some later issues, such as arthritis and joint degeneration. Discovering mild cerebral palsy early in childhood can make a big difference over a lifetime, but many of the early symptoms are overlooked in children. If you notice these symptoms and behaviors in your child, your White Plains disability attorneys urge you to take the time to consult with your family doctor or neurologist:

  • "Toe walking," or walking on tip-toes 
  • Keeping the arms raised or suspended 
  • Unknowingly clenching fists or bending arms
  • Excessive clumsiness or lack of coordination 
  • Avoiding anything that requires a lot of movement or activity
  • Complaints of leg pain after minimal exertion 
  • Leg muscles that are very tight or seem to be constantly flexed 
  • Trouble walking or standing with the feet flat on the ground

If you or a loved one has cerebral palsy, you may find completing your daily tasks increasingly difficult with age. Talk with one of our experienced Bronx disability lawyers today about pursuing Social Security disability for cerebral palsy in New York. Give us a call today at 855-614-4351 or 866-205-2415 for a completely free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.