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Is there any way I can correct an arm size/strength imbalance from radial nerve palsy?
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Dr. Mark Deitch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Be patient
If your nerve is intact (i.
e., was not cut) then very likely you will recover function. It will take 6 months to 2 years to recover maximal function. Don't be concerned about the appearance of your arm. Focus on improving the function of your hand and wrist. A hand surgeon, with a hand therapist, can give you a program to aid in strengthening, improving function and determining your prognosis.

In brief: Be patient
If your nerve is intact (i.
e., was not cut) then very likely you will recover function. It will take 6 months to 2 years to recover maximal function. Don't be concerned about the appearance of your arm. Focus on improving the function of your hand and wrist. A hand surgeon, with a hand therapist, can give you a program to aid in strengthening, improving function and determining your prognosis.
Dr. Mark Deitch
Dr. Mark Deitch
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Time/therapy
Complicated nerve injuries may never recover completely or at all.
Less complicated ones may take more than a year to do so. With therapy and dedication, it is possible to correct arm size/strength and imbalance from radial nerve palsy. Talk to your upper extremity specialist or neurologist for more information about your exact diagnosis and prognosis.

In brief: Time/therapy
Complicated nerve injuries may never recover completely or at all.
Less complicated ones may take more than a year to do so. With therapy and dedication, it is possible to correct arm size/strength and imbalance from radial nerve palsy. Talk to your upper extremity specialist or neurologist for more information about your exact diagnosis and prognosis.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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