Brachial plexus palsy occurs when the nerves of brachial plexus are damaged. Brachial plexus palsy may happen in children during birth because of a stretch injury to your child\'s head, neck and shoulder. This happens especially during difficult or complex births. This condition may need surgical treatment for the potential outcome.
Some of the symptoms of Brachial plexus palsy:
Lack of muscle control in the arm
Weakness in one arm
Loss of feeling in the arm
Partial or total paralysis of the arm
Trouble in moving the arm, wrist or hand
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you see signs of weakness, partial or total paralysis in one arm. The doctor may conduct few tests to diagnose the severity of the condition followed by treatment.