The paralysis experienced in a single limb such as the arm is known as monoplegia. Before the paralysis the person could experience numbness and pain in the affected 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?
There is no cure for monoplegia but physiotherapy could help in strengthening the muscles and to recover functioning of the affected limb. Treatment would also depend on the cause of this disorder. Paralysis caused could be temporary, or where recovery is possible or permanent.
DID YOU KNOW?
Fitting the child with a special foot brace may help lower the unnatural arched foot resulting from the condition. In some instances, giving the child a large toy to play with may help exercise hand muscles leading to a better prognosis after a period of time.