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Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid says he’s being treated for Bell’s palsy



Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid says he's being treated for Bell's palsy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Joel Embiid stated after the Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the New York Knicks Thursday evening that he is been coping with a case of Bell’s palsy, a well being situation that causes facial muscle weak spot, ache and discomfort.

“It is fairly annoying. My left aspect of my face, my mouth and my eye, so yeah, it has been powerful,” Embiid stated, “however I am not a quitter, so I bought to maintain preventing via something. It is unlucky, that is the way in which I have a look at it. That is not an excuse, I bought to maintain pushing.”

Embiid stated he began to note the signs a day or two earlier than the NBA Play-In Event recreation in opposition to the Miami Warmth after he had dangerous migraines.

Not too long ago, Embiid has been seen carrying sun shades indoors earlier than video games throughout the playoffs. He is additionally not 100% after getting back from a left knee damage that sidelined him for 2 months.

“I simply love taking part in the sport,” Embiid stated. “I wish to play as a lot as doable. I solely bought about eight extra years left, so I bought to get pleasure from this as a lot as doable, and I wish to win.”

Nonetheless, Embiid scored a playoff career-high 50 factors within the Sixers’ win over the Knicks in Recreation 3 of the primary spherical of the NBA playoffs.

With Thursday’s win, the Sixers now path 2-1 within the sequence. Recreation 4 might be Sunday afternoon at Wells Fargo Middle in South Philadelphia. 

What’s Bell’s palsy?

Bell’s palsy is “an unexplained episode of facial muscle weak spot or paralysis,” in response to Johns Hopkins Drugs.

Based on Johns Hopkins, the situation outcomes from harm to the facial nerve, and ache and discomfort often happen on one aspect of the individual’s face or head.

Bell’s palsy is not thought of everlasting, however in uncommon instances, it doesn’t disappear. Based on Johns Hopkins, there’s at the moment no treatment for Bell’s palsy, however restoration often begins two to 6 months from the onset of signs.

The reason for Bell’s palsy just isn’t recognized.

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