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I am in my second day of dealing with standard sleep related wrist drop. Numbness is gone, replaced with soreness in some spots. Sign of healing?

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In brief: Perhaps

Most of these wrist drops recover over 3-4 weeks, unless there is inner nerve damage to axon, which instead might take months.
If no better by 4 weeks, suggest EMG study.

In brief: Perhaps

Most of these wrist drops recover over 3-4 weeks, unless there is inner nerve damage to axon, which instead might take months.
If no better by 4 weeks, suggest EMG study.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes.

The nerve is no longer "dead" and is sending back pain signals to let you know it is healing.

In brief: Yes.

The nerve is no longer "dead" and is sending back pain signals to let you know it is healing.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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