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Wrist Drop Self Care
Hello. Apparently too many beers over the weekend earned me a case of wrist drop ( Radial Nerve Palsy or Radial Neuropathy ). Can anyone advise me on how to best treat this? I am currently doing some part time janitorial work. Should this be ceased? I've read where doing some mild exercising is good. I am uncertain whether the wrist should be spared all stress, though. It's not like I can use it much anyway, but I wonder if it would be better to play it safe.
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Also,  a couple of mornings prior to the wrist drop, I awoke with a completely numb arm ( same side ). I mean, when I shook it, it was lifeless and rubber-like. Sensation returned soon after without the pins and needless. I wonder what the correlation may have been?
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Hi,

Thanks for writing in.
Wrist drop occurs due to radial nerve palsy. The time frame for recovery varies from days to over a year.
It is not a good idea to spare the wrist of any work, please continue with passive range of motion exercises, avoid alcohol for sometime to prevent another injury and take OTC B complex supplements as they will help in healing of nerves.
Hope this helps!

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Thanks Dr. Noopur.
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Dr Noopur may God Bless You for using this service and helping people online. Have you ever considered opening an online website of your own?
I work on computers and would like to offer any help you need for free,
my telephone number is 18002781314.
Additionally I am suffering for four months from radial nerve palsy and its a very very slow recovery process but I am taking your advice and getting some B complex vitamins at Walgreens today
Thanks again for doing what you do.
.   Billy - Tarpon Springs , Florida
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