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Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Erb's palsy: This refers to an injury of the upper part of the brachial plexus, which results in problems with the fifth and sixth nerve roots in the neck. Most commonly, this occurs after birth trauma or motorcycle accidents. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Transient vs long tm: The forces that occur in the moments of a delivery can place traction on nerves that come out of the neck & supply the arm.It is relatively common for arm to be limp for a while due to swelling around the nerves.Onset may be immediate or later after swelling occurs, most swelling subsides in a day or two & function returns.Some kids need therapy to recover, rare cases can be permanent. ...Read more

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Questions about arm paralysis. Should you wear splint or something?

Questions about arm paralysis. Should you wear splint or something?

Need more info: Why the paralysis? Acute stroke demands careful evaluation of cause. Trauma to brain or spinal cord needs time to heal. When medically stable, a course of controlled excercise and directed therapy is appropriate. Bracing and casting may be involved as part of the therapy program. ...Read more

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I had arm paralysis during sex. What should I do?

I had arm paralysis during sex. What should I do?

See a neurologist: You likely need imaging and electro-diagnostic studies to evaluate your arm and determine what the cause of this . It may be a nerve injury in the brachial plexus if all muscles are affected. If only certain muscles are affected it could be a disk herniation that requires surgery. ...Read more

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What are causes for arm paralysis?

What are causes for arm paralysis?

Brain or nerve: Injury can do this. Many factors such as head bleed, disk herniations in the neck or other problems may be responsible. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment of radial arm palsy?

Can you please suggest treatment of radial arm palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve palsies result in the inability to extend the wrist. A nerve conduction velocity test will confirm the diagnosis. It is important to identify the cause in order to treat the radial nerve palsy. Splinting is the first line of treatment followed by physical therapy and occupational therapy to restore function to the forearm and hand. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sleep paralysis (demons)?

Sleep Paralysis: It happens in rem sleep to everyone usually but when you wake up paralyzed it can be scary and panicky, simply blink your eyes and you will snap out of it also get a sleep study with mslt and rule out apnea and narcolepsy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eye paralysis?

What is the best treatment for eye paralysis?

Complicated: I do not believe one should mess around when it comes to your eyes and/or vision. Go get seen by an ophthalmologist at your earliest opportunity to be safe. If this is associated with bells palsy it is usually reversible all by itself. Some doctors use steroids for this condition others don't, but don't mess around with this one, go get checked out please. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pain from a pinched nerve in shoulder and right arm?

What is the best treatment for pain from a pinched  nerve in shoulder and right arm?

Location: First that depends on what nerve in "pinched" and what are your true symptoms. Are you having just pain or are you have problems with muscle control as well. The pinched nerve of your arm is often caused by a problem at the level of your neck and your symptoms just show up in your arm. I recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Arm today from hot liquid and oil from the stove, what is the best treatment for that?

Arm today from hot liquid and oil from the stove, what is the best treatment for that?

Burn: Place burned area under cool running water. If large area or hand is involved or if skin is very blistered or white & waxy, go to er for definitive treatment to prevent contractures or infection. Avoid smearing butter or such on the area; it will just have to be scrubbed off. If area involved is small, after cooling water, may use neosporin. Leave blisters intact. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Arm Paralysis (Definition)

Arm paralysis is a symptom in which a person's arm is paralyzed (cannot move). Brain, spinal cord, and nerve injuries or surgeries can leave a ...Read more