Loss of movement? Botox for palmar hyperhidrosis.
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Hyperhidrosis and Botox
Botox works miraculously for hyperhidrosis but it can have these side effects. It has only been a few days so some of this will correct itself over the next few days. The fact that you are right handed has no effect--it is merely the dose and placement of the toxin
Botox for hyperhidrosis and hand weakness
Thank you for your question. The botox may cause weakness in the intrinsic muscles of the hand if injected too deeply. This may (or may not) be causing your finger movement abnormality and hand weakness. Give it some time and follow up with you injector.
Benjamin J. Cousins MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon/ Fellowship Trained Hand Surgeon
Botox in hands
Thanks for your question. Although I have never seen this, it is likely from the Botox being injected too deeply when your hands were treated for the palmar hyperhidrosis. You should share this with your physician to avoid this should you decide to be treated again. The results will dissipate over the next 3-4 months. It is important to inform your physician and share your concerns with them also. Thanks.
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Botox in hands caused weakness
This is related to the Botox being injected too deeply. I have not seen this. It shouldn't progress. It will improve.
Weakness in hands following Botox injections
Thank you for sharing your question. Botox works well for exesssive sweating. It can cause temporary weakness of the hands which often is felt to be asymmetric. This will likely resolve. Inform your doctor if it does not improve or worsens. Good luck,
Botox for palmar hyperhidrosis
If botox caused weakness of hands it could be from botox being injected too deep. The side effects for sweaty palms and hands are as follows:
- Temporary weakness- this is quite rare and to date none of my patients have experienced this. since botox is a neuromodulator it can impair muscle movement. Patients who rely on their hands for a living should be cautious and weigh the risks with the benefits.
- Bruising and swelling- Bruising and swelling is the most common side effect. Patients should consider ceasing blood thinners.
Botox in Hands
Even though I have not seen this, it is most likely from the Botox being injected too deeply when your hands were treated. The Botox will wear of in 3-4 months. I advise you to share your concern with your treating physician.
Weakness in the hand muscles will go away over a few months.
Weakness in hand muscles following Botox injections is a minor side effect of Botox in the hands for hyperhidrosis. This will resolve in a few weeks or months.
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