- Feb 10, 2008
- Loved one DX
My father is 65 years old. He complains about being weak. He has lost muscle in both hands between his thumb and his index finger. Is this typical of ALS and what everyone is refering to atrophy, muscle lost? He never complains about muscle cramps or twitches so maybe thats a good sign? Unless that occurs at a later stage?His speech is slurred as we originally thought he had a stroke. He has a difficult time utilizing his hands for everyday objects. He has to go for the pin test for data to formally diagnosis him with ALS. His MRI and blood work came back negative for it. His hands are the only physical part that you can visible see deteriation.