Erb-Duchenne paralysis is also named as Erb palsy. This paralysis occurs in the shoulders and arms. This results in weakness and functioning of muscle reduces. It appears mostly in infants and occurs because of complications in delivery. This occurs in one child out of 1000 babies. It can also happen in adults, the reason may be stretching, tearing or trauma to the brachial plexus network and this is known as brachial plexus palsy.
Erb-Duchenne palsy mostly affects the elbow, arm (lower and upper arm both), shoulder. There occurs numbness in hands. The various types of Erb-Duchenne are-
Causes of Erb-Duchenne paralysis in newborns:
1. Due to complications in delivery, the infant may get affected from Erb-Duchenne paralysis.
2. In some cases, the head of the baby is shifted during delivery so as to get their shoulder out and this causes stretching of brachial plexus nerves resulting in Erb-Duchenne paralysis.
3. Excessive pulling, forcing can lead to this paralysis.
Causes of Erb-Duchenne paralysis in adults:
1. Accidents, injuries can lead to Erb-Duchenne paralysis in adults.
2. Also injuries during sports (football), tumors, etc., can cause palsy. This is most common in men.
Loss of feeling in one arm,Partial or total paralysis of one arm,Weakness in one arm,Numbness in one arm,Limited motion of the arm
Paralysis or limpness of the shoulder, arm and elbow
Stretching exercises,Hydrotherapy,Inject botulinum toxin (Botox®),Surgery