Facial Palsy & Synkinesis: Understanding the Connection and Finding Relief

If you have been diagnosed with facial palsy, you may feel anxious and uncertain about your future. However, it is essential to know that this condition is treatable and there is hope for improvement. Facial palsy is a condition that affects the muscles in the face, causing them to become weak or paralyzed. This can lead to difficulties with speaking, eating, and facial expression. One condition that is often associated with facial palsy is synkinesis. What is it, and how can you manage it?

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Synkinesis occurs when the facial nerve, which controls the facial muscles, is damaged. This damage can cause the signals that control the movement of the muscles to become mixed up, resulting in involuntary movements of the face. This can lead to facial expressions that are not intentional, such as smiling when trying to close the eyes or blinking when trying to smile.


Both facial palsy and synkinesis are caused by damage to the facial nerve, and if you have facial palsy, there is a chance that you may also experience synkinesis. This is why it is essential to discuss your symptoms with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you. Treatment options for synkinesis and facial palsy include physical therapy and surgery. Your doctor will be able to determine the best course of treatment for you based on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause of your condition.


At FaceRehab, we understand the impact facial palsy and synkinesis can have on your life. Our team of experts can not wait to help individuals with these conditions through our rehabilitation app. With the proper support and treatment, it is possible to improve your symptoms and live a full and active life.

Track your synkinesis progress and consult with specialists in facial palsy and synkinesis by using our FaceRehab app and web platform. Take control of your condition and live a fulfilling life with the right tools and support.

Rehabilitation Plans for Bell’s Palsy & TMJ 

Looking to improve your facial muscle strength and mobility? FaceRehab is here to help! Our app provides interactive exercises, massages and tracks your progress with your facial asymmetry.

Plus, with the convenience of tracking your progress on your phone, you can take your facial exercise routine with you wherever you go. Download FaceRehab now and start your journey to a stronger, healthier face.

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