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What physically happens when a person does not lift their hands over their head at all? Sleep, drive, work, home, will the nerves atrophy?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Unlikely

If you are not physically active or your physical mobilty is limited, you could develop loss of your muscle mass, or muscle atrophy, over a long period of time.
But it is unlikely that you will have atrophy of the nerves unless there is some sort of nerve injury.

In brief: Unlikely

If you are not physically active or your physical mobilty is limited, you could develop loss of your muscle mass, or muscle atrophy, over a long period of time.
But it is unlikely that you will have atrophy of the nerves unless there is some sort of nerve injury.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not lifting arms

The nerves generally do not atrophy but the innervated muscles will.
Also you may develop dependent edema (swelling).

In brief: Not lifting arms

The nerves generally do not atrophy but the innervated muscles will.
Also you may develop dependent edema (swelling).
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