Monoplegia is a condition in which a single limb is paralysed. Usually arm is paralyzed due to Monoplegia. Monoplegia is usually associated with cerebral palsy. It can also affect a single muscle. Symptoms vary depending on the affected limb:
• Difficulty in walking
• Spastic gait
• Muscle weakness
• Affected head movements
• Decreased sensation
• Numbing or tingling sensation in arms and feet
• Curling of fingers or toes+C73
• Pain in areas near the limb
HOW IS MONOPLEGIA DIAGNOSED?
Monoplegia is diagnosed in patients with cerebral palsy as palsy is the main cause of it. There are no tests to diagnose this disorder as it is rare and still being researched.
HOW IS MONOPLEGIA TREATED?
Treatments of Monoplegia typically includes physical therapy and counseling to help recovery muscle tone and function. However, there is no cure for Monoplegia. Recovery will vary depending on diagnosis from temporary, partial or complete paralysis. Treating the cause of the monoplegia. Monoplegia due to an infection in the brain or spinal cord, for instance, may improve with high doses of antibiotics. Because CP is incurable, a number of promising experimental treatments have emerged in recent years, though results have varied and there is still no single treatment that works for every patient.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cerebral palsy is the leading cause of monoplegia. It's the most common movement disorder in children, affecting about .2% of all births. A number of injuries and infections can cause CP, including oxygen deprivation at or immediately following birth, toxoplasmosis, rubella, and exposure to high levels of toxins such as mercury.