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Our daughter fell asleep at her computer with her wrist in

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Our daughter fell asleep at her computer with her wrist in an awkward angle when she woke up her hand was numb and now two weeks later is having trouble using her hand unless she bends her wrist at a certain angle. She has no health insurance and has not seen a dr.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 8 years ago.
Hello in Maryland, my next state over. It sounds like your daughter has a peripheral nerve injury that should be looked at by a neurologist or a neurosurgeon - but I know most of these physicians do cost a lot of money to see. But, on a good note, usually when young your peripheral nerves such as the injury that you describe on your daughter could possibly heal on its own and peripheral nerve injuries could take up to 6 months to heal. I hope this answers your question. Take care.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** splint her wrist? I just read something called Saturday Night Palsy

where usually folks who have been drinking fall asleep in one position and end up with wrist drop. This sounds like a possible scenario.

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 8 years ago.
Splints might help, but only at night - day time might be too cumbersome. I hope this helps and she should improve over the course of 6 months. Take care and if satisfied please click on Accept.
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