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Why do I need physical therapy for my Bell's palsy?

Physical therapy will help your facial muscles regain their strength more quickly as your symptoms of Bell's palsy lessen. Also, physical therapy may help prevent any facial drooping that might happen because you weren't able to use your facial muscles for a long time during your recovery from the disorder. Sometimes unused muscles contract, and when you are able to use your muscles again, you will find that they have shortened; this may be painful. Physical therapy can help prevent this from happening.

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