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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Wrist Drop

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What is wrist drop?

What is wrist drop?

Wrist drop: If you are holding your forearm horizontally level, and your wrist and hand are relaxed, wrist drop would be that you are unable to lift your hand to an upward pointing position by itself. Happens in radial nerve problems. ...Read more

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What cranial nerve is supposed to be involved with "crutch paralysis" or "wrist drop"?

What cranial nerve is supposed to be involved with "crutch paralysis" or "wrist drop"?

This is associated: With a brachial plexus injury, not a cranial nerve injury. This is usually associated with the posterior cord in the brachial plexus or radial nerve downstream, occasionally a c7/8 nerve lesion can cause this but the wrist drop is not usually as isolated. ...Read more

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I recently snapped my bone in my arm, nerve got trapped and is badly bruised got a wrist drop how long for the nerve to repair ?

See a physiatrist: If the nerve is trapped (and not severed), it will take several months for it to return to normal. Physician therapy may help to maintain the integrity of the muscles in that arm during the recovery period ...Read more

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Possible causes of an inflamed nerve in wrist?

Carpal tunnel: The most commonly affected nerve in the hand and wrist is the median nerve as it crosses the palm of the hand. This is known as carpal tunnel syndrome which occurs when the space for the nerve becomes diminished. Symptoms include pain and numbness in the hand especially at night. Treatments include splinting and surgery if nothing else works. ...Read more

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If i drop 30lbs on my wrist, will it break?

If i drop 30lbs on my wrist, will it break?

Please don't do: That. You might even shatter your wrist. ...Read more

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What causes your wrist to hurt?

What causes your wrist to hurt?

Variable: Ao, ra, synovitis, fracture, ligament injury, infection...Multiple reasons. Give us more. ...Read more