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A 42-year-old male asked:

Hi, i woke up one morning with left arm numbness from the elbow down with hand weakness and wrist drop. my doctor ordered a head ct and neck mri to rule out anything life threatening. it turned out to be saturday night palsy. how long to recover?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Palsy: Even though the initial nerve damage is serious, the palsy generally heals within several weeks. Treatment involves resting the injured nerve often by wearing a splint. I believe that a neurologist should direct your care and dictate when to start proper physical therapy.
Last updated Nov 20, 2020


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