Did You Know? Bell’s Palsy can be recovered with Physiotherapy

Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy, also known as idiopathic facial paralysis, is a condition characterized by sudden and temporary weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles, typically affecting one side of the face.

How does it cause?

  • Viral Infections: Many cases of Bell’s palsy are thought to be triggered by viral infections, particularly the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is believed that the virus can lead to inflammation and swelling of the facial nerve


  • Sudden weakness or paralysis of facial muscles on one side of the face.
  • Drooping of the mouth and inability to smile or frown on one side.
  • Difficulty closing one eye or blinking, which can lead to dryness and irritation of the eye.
  • Altered sense of taste or loss of taste on the front two-thirds of the tongue.

How does Physiotherapy help to Recover from Bell’s Palsy?

  • Facial Muscle Strengthening: Physiotherapists design exercises to strengthen the affected facial muscles. This helps regain muscle tone and control, which are essential for restoring normal facial expressions like smiling, blinking, and raising the eyebrows.
  • Eye Care: Bell’s palsy can affect the ability to close the eye properly, leading to eye dryness and potential damage to the cornea.

Dry Needling with Electrical Stimulation

  • Improved Blood Flow: The combination of dry needling and electrical stimulation can increase blood circulation to the affected area, potentially promoting healing and reducing inflammation.

Cupping Therapy

  • Muscle Relaxation: Cupping can help relax tight muscles in the face and neck, potentially reducing muscle tension and discomfort.
  • Increased Blood Flow: The suction effect of cupping may stimulate blood circulation in the treated area, which can be beneficial for muscle recovery.


  • Improving Muscle Tone: Consistent use of NMES can help improve muscle tone and reduce the flaccidity (floppiness) often associated with Bell’s palsy.


Physiotherapy plays a valuable and supportive role in the treatment and management of Bell’s palsy, a condition characterized by sudden facial muscle weakness or paralysis, typically on one side of the face.

The cure for your disease is here:

A team of Physiotherapists in Alexa Clinic under the guidance of Dr. Shipra Kumari, Chief Physiotherapist and certified Aquatic Therapist (IATF Switzerland). Alexa Clinic is a super-specialty physiotherapy and aquatic therapy clinic first of its kind opened in Kolkata in the in the year 2019. With many accolades and recognition Alexa Clinic has treated more than 10,000 patients suffering from various illnesses.





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