Radial nerve palsy

What is Radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop, also known as radial nerve palsy, is a condition where a person cannot extend their wrist and it hangs flaccidly. To demonstrate wrist drop, hold your arm out in front of you with your forearm parallel to the floor. With the back of your hand facing the ceiling (i.e. pronated), let your hand hang limply so that your fingers point downward. A person with wrist drop would be unable to move from this position to one in which the fingers are pointing up towards the ceiling.

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Yes, I lost total strength in my right tricep. Seemingly over night. Also my right arm seems to have a tingling sensation in my fingers. Years ago...

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You may be having right radial nerve palsy.

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I've had a year long bout with very strange symptoms. I'll go chronologically starting last May.

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? Connective Tissue disease

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I ve had a year long bout with very strange symptoms. I ll go chronologically starting last May. 1. Severe skin rash on abdomen. Diagnosed as...

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Yes, I lost total strength in my right tricep. Seemingly over night. Also my right arm seems to have a tingling sensation in my fingers. Years ago...

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My mother is having quadri- paresis with radial nerve palsy in right upper limb. She is on ryles' tube feed. Does not respond to verbal commands...

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