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Will oil massage cure erb palsy in an infant?

My one month old baby suffered from erb palsy while her birth. Little bit improvement is there after doing physiotheraphy. Now her finger and wrist movement is good when compare with her birth time. Shall I do any oil massage and how long it will take to cure?
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Since there is an improvement in such a short time, there is a good chance for full or near full recovery after Erb palsy.

The recovery usually takes up to one year, after this the chances are very low.

Physical therapy is the main treatment way in such cases, there are no data about oil massage benefits, however, in my personal opinion, it may help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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