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Effects of a Peripheral Nerve Injury

Effects of a Peripheral Nerve Injury

The effects of peripheral nerve injuries vary, depending on the cause and severity of the injury.

Common effects of a nerve injury are:

  • Pain (ranging from a tingling pain to intense, burning pain)
  • Numbness or altered sensations
  • Muscle weakness in the affected body part
  • Loss of function (eg. a hand or leg being difficult to use whilst performing tasks)
  • Loss of active movement (eg. wrist drop and foot drop)
Peripheral Nerve Injury

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