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Treating Wrist Drop (aka radial nerve palsy)

photo of wrist drop aka nerve palsyWrist Drop is a pathological condition where an injury to the radial nerve results in impaired nerve function causing radial nerve palsy.  The radial nerve carries signals from the brain to the hand so when there is an injury to this nerve then the patient may experience quite a few symptoms which include numbness in the wrist, or the inability to extend the wrist and hand.

What is the Treatment for Wrist Drop?

Treatment for a Wrist Drop solely depends on the cause of the condition and in mild cases of Wrist Drop, just a period of rest along with use of splints and some physical therapy rehab exercises may be enough to treat the condition. In moderate to severe cases of Wrist Drop a surgery may be done to treat the condition.

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Note:// Although these exercises are designed to help you help yourself, we urge caution in all rehabilitation that you do not over do the exercises. If you do feel pain or are worried that you are not doing the exercise properly then call 01522 511834 and make an appointment to see one of our highly trained practitioners.

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