Facial palsy is related to facial nerve which causes weakness of nerve leading to weakness of facial muscles causing inactivity in the facial expression.
Causes of facial palsy are:
- Over exposure to cold
- Ear infection
- Tooth infection
- Hemorrhage to nerves
- Accidental impact to the nerve
The common symptoms of facial palsy are:
- Loss of facial expression
- Deviation of mouth
- Difficulty while chewing
- Loss of taste
- Difficulty in closing the eye
- Eyes watering
- Dropping saliva
The investigations done are Nerve conduction study, CT scan and MRI scan.
The aim of the physiotherapists is to strengthen the nerve and muscle, improve facial activities and expression.
The treatment procedure includes:
- Modalities : Muscle stimulation
- Exercises: Strengthening exercise, massage and taping.