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Exercises For A Brachial Plexus Injury
Therapy: Nerves will heal over time but full strength will slowly follow. It can take up to a year for a major nerve injury to heal. Continue to use the affected muscles. This will promote nerve growth and reorganization. Physical therapy does not end when you are discharged. You will need to continue your home program. ...Read more
Nerve damage: A brachial plexus nerve injury is a serious injury and can range just a mild stretch injury to disruption of a nerve which could mean a surgical exploration is necessary to repair it. There is no "first aid" available but in the milder injuries physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more
Possibly: But the results will be short-lived. However if you have scar tissue developing there, maybe scar mobilization exercises might help. Suggest seeing a sports medicine trained Physical Medicine & Rehab Doctor that can help you with your recovery from this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an osteopath provide any additional benefits vs. A physiotherapist with wrist instability / loss of range of motion from weightlifting injuries. ?
Varieble: If acute, might use steroids, but if chronic, analgesics, and physical therapy. If thoracic outlet syndrome, maybe Feldenkries postural therapy, but if unresponsive, perhaps surgical decompression. If rootlets avulsed from spinal cord, no reversibility, and must treat with palliation. ...Read more
Physical therapy: Acutely, there is little to do for a closed brachial plexus stretch injury. Most neurosurgeons will watch these for recovery of sensation and/or movement. If there is no improvement after 3-6 months, surgeons may explore these and remove scar and possibly do nerve grafts across the injured part. Acutely with open injuries, some may surgically explore and attempt to repair the nerve. ...Read more
Can a repetitive strain injury to the neck be the culprit of complex regional pain syndrome? Had foot injury 2 years after neck injury..
Yes: they can be related. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.comGet a more detailed answer ›
Could I have a brachial plexus stretch injury or damage without current compression, if lying down & sleeping provides relief? Neck/shoulder pain
Confirmed first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Nerve root C5 and C6 injured at brachial plexus near first rib. Chances of healing?
Brachial plexus : Depends on the length of time since the injury and the extent of the injury. If it involves the insulation of the nerves (myelin) recovery is 3 weeks to 3 months if no further injury. If the wires themselves (axons) are injured it depends on how bad they are injured. Can take 6-12 months if not injured past point of ability to repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm recovering from a broken elbow (radial head &coronoid). Does limited ROM in elbow/shoulder present a problem during a CBE at an annual gyn exam?
No: The "clinical breast exam" should the same level of usefulness with or without the patient having a broken elbow. However, if there was a larger area of trauma, with swelling and injury into the armpit area where the tail end of the breast extends to, then one might wait until after healing that area, to do her annual breast exam. ...Read more
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