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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

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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Third operation on a wrist ganglion cyst to be done soon. Do i need to wear a support forever after this? I have cerebral palsy in same side as well.

Third operation on a wrist ganglion cyst to be done soon. Do i need to wear a support forever after this?  I have cerebral palsy in same side as well.

Not for a ganglion : However if you have increased flexion of your wrist due to CP and there is improvement in your grasp and release with a wrist splint and there are no alternatives such as Botox or surgery and the splint does not interfere with your mechanics of grasp and release by holdong your wrist too tight or too exnteded then you may benefit form a splint. A splint is not typically after a ganglion for long. ...Read more

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Suggest some hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Suggest some  hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Hand & Wrist: You need to be evaluated to see what is going on w/your hand and wrist. Please see your doc first and he/she may refer you for physical therapy. There you will be given the exercises that meet you needs. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My husband has cerebral palsy and he woke up this morning and his hand is numb and the wrist hurts help?

Peripheral nerve?: Possibly, the angle of his arm at night resulted in nerve compression at wrist, ?Carpal tunnel, but maybe problem a bit higher at elbow level, such as front or back of elbow. Perhaps benign and self-limited, but, if too uncomfortable or persists longer than a few days, will need attention. Perhaps get a wrist splint at drugstore and try at night. See your doc if no benefit. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrists 5 months ago and its still hurt severly and when i turn it 's popping?

I hurt my wrists  5 months ago  and  its still hurt severly and when i turn it 's popping?

See a Hand Surgeon.: Severe pain 5 months after an injury is not normal. The popping could indicate a torn cartilage, or a subluxating tendon. A thorough exam and x-ray are warranted.If findings warrant, an MRI or arthroscopy might be needed. ...Read more

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How to strengthen wrist?

How to strengthen wrist?

Exercise: Light weight 2-4 pounds taking wrist thru range of motion. ...Read more

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How to heal a sprung wrist?

How to heal a sprung wrist?

Time: If there has been either significant trauma or no known trauma get the wrist evaluated. Otherwise try time, ice and a splint. ...Read more

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What causes your wrist to hurt?

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

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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