Orthopedics Questions? Ask an Orthopedist for Answers ASAP
I am an Orthopaedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.
You have suffered a condition commonly known as Saturday night palsy. Because of the pressure exerted on radial nerve when it kept lying in one position for several hours against the table it has stopped functioning. That has caused numbness as well as inactivity in the muscles supplied by radial nerve .
But the good thing is that the nerve almost always recover completely with sufferers recovering normal function and sensation.
Time to recovery is variable and may extend from a couple of days to 3 - 4 weeks.
There is not much you can do by yourself to treat the condition. You will need to wait for the nerve to recover.
Feel free to ask any follow-up questions.