Stroke victims may regain weak arm use

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1474053 tn?1297825738 , her left leg and arm are either numb or weak, but she tells me she can feel them. She also moved her left hand a tiny bit today. Her speech is still slurred quite a bit but I can understand most of it. She keeps her eyes closed a fair bit while talking though but she remembers things and can keep up a conversation. She is unable to drink until she passes swallowing test. They have her on fluids and also heparin....
Avatar f tn You should go back to your doctor and ask what has been done to prevent another stroke, you may need to see a new doctor, which is perfectly fine. Either way ask for what therapy should be followed to address any deficits and ask for a doctors order for those therapies, which may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. You should never have been allowed out of the hospital without some explanation of preventative measues being taken. Does he have any deficits?
Avatar n tn Told that it will take about 6-8 for some of the blood to be absorbed by the brain and that it is normal for stroke victims to sleep more then 12 hours per day. There also risk of seizers, "but hope not". It's also common for stroke victims to suffer from OCD after the stroke. Taking walking for granted and learning to walk was the most frustrating for me. Wish you and Mom well.
Avatar m tn My brother had a stroke several years ago. He lost feeling in his left arm. He can move it and use it if he concentrates on it, but doesn't feel it being there. Is there any therapy that might help him regain the feeling in that arm??
Avatar f tn then the weight machines that are set up to use both arms are helpful, Start on the lightest weight, then remove the unaffected arm and try to keep going, if needed use the unaffected arm to help move the affected arm. The important thing here is for him to visually see his affected arm working, he has to try to use his brain to move the arm. Having the affected arm just go along for the ride will not produce any benefit except maybe to make sure that the arm has full range of motion.
Avatar n tn I had my stroke 10 years ago. I'm 42 now. I'm feeling sensations in my arm like it's "going to sleep". I'm active. What's up?
Avatar n tn still cannot walk or use her left arm. Has some movement in leg and arm. Also, she has very bad arthritis, including the knee in her "bad' leg. Her left hand is now swollen and she seems to be losing the little ability she had to grasp. We are all so despondent and don't know what her outcome will be ...we DO NOT want her in a nursing home..(she lives with her son and daughter in law)... The neurologist said there is still "some life" left in the limbs..
Avatar m tn I have read that restraining the good arm can help a person regain use on the injured side since it forces them to try to use the bad side. Do some online searching to learn more. She should be practicing attempting to reach out with her left arm and also to move her leg even if she gets no results right away. Also someone should be giving her range of motion exercises at least daily so she keeps mobility in her joints. I hope she has plenty of help.
Avatar f tn I recently had a stroke in November of 2009 and am still recovering. I was paralyzed on my whole left side but have gotten back movement slowly and progress a little every week. I can use a can to walk with assistance short distances. I still have no movement in my left arm, but a little in my left shoulder. I have been doing physical therapy and occupational therapy before I got out of the hospital in March 2010 and continued afterwards.
Avatar f tn Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.
976897 tn?1379167602 It is true that for the initial months the recovery is very fast and slows down a bit but recovery after a Stroke may continue for a long time and a patient may recover well if he/she receives proper nutrition, physiotherapy and good moral support. Rehabilitation phase is very important in the recovery of a Stroke patient. When a patient is no longer acutely ill after a stroke, the healthcare staff focuses on maximizing the patient's functional abilities.
Avatar f tn Were you able to regain something back in your arm/hands. My mom can move her shoulder some - but nothing in her hand. It just wants to draw in. We try to keep flat so it won't curl up. Just this week her elbow is wanting to bend in and we are having problems getting her to straighten it out. I am so glad she is getting such good PT and her walking is improving - just feel lost with what to do with her arm and hand. PT doesn't address these issues - says it is more for OT.
199954 tn?1294944669 I just called ICU few hours ago. She seems to move her legs and talk somewhat, but her right arm is weak. Still kind of worried here.
Avatar m tn Hi, my name is Bob, 72 years old and live in France, I had a stroke 4 months back and it has left me with a weak left arm with little use of my fingers. Physio was going well until I developed a swelling in my left hand that has caused muscle weakness and really inhibits normal physio exercises. During the day the swelling is not too bad, but at night when my arm is pretty much not moving, the swelling is quite severe and typically wakes me up after about 30 mins sleep.
Avatar f tn I think someone needs to go to the doctor with your brother and find out specifics like what it is, and the prognosis, as well as treatments, if any. Also, without any use, he may need PT or the arm will atrophy.
Avatar n tn Is there a website listing support groups for stoke victims? Does anyone know if there is a support group for stroke victims in the Owatonna or Faribault, Minnesota area? Thank you!
Avatar f tn Nobody seems to know what to do, what causes this and what the timeframe is for her to regain her speech and total movement in her arm. She has been hospitalized for 3 days and all they seem to do is send in therapist that tell her there is nothing they can do, they will send someone else. How do you know if she is ok to go home and be alright. This discussion is related to <a href=''>TIA - A-typical Migraine?</a>.
Avatar f tn Blood clot, stroke, no circulation to left side? Also, left arm is tingling and cannot use arm to lift herself from chair.
Avatar f tn I am sorry to add that in some cases the paralysis can be permanent, are both your limbs affected? My husband did regain some functional use of his leg with a brace but never did with the arm.....therapy is very important...
Avatar n tn Dear Aseef, your lovely grandma may regain her almost-full state and recover, nobody can assume that her age is a factor of NOT coming back BUT it is true that teh age [more than 80] could play a principal role in the process of recovery. I think that the upcoming period of one week will not be easy for her but it will become decisive, I mean or she will totally recover in these days or she become a chronic patient with all the complication of stroke.
Avatar n tn then the weight machines that are set up to use both arms are helpful, Start on the lightest weight, then remove the unaffected arm and try to keep going, if needed use the unaffected arm to help move the affected arm. The important thing here is for her to visually see her affected arm working, she has to try to use her brain to move the arm. Having the affected just go along for the ride will not produce any benefit except maybe to make sure that the arm has full range of motion.
Avatar m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
Avatar n tn I am right handed and that was the side that was effected so it has been very hard for me but if I never use it I know that I will never get it all back....even though it may be easier to use my left, I make myself use my right! I would take it as a very good sign that he is able to do movements with the vibrating machine! Keep doing them....repetition. The brain is sure amazing at what it is able to do. Also...two months after my stroke my brother was in a serious accident.
Avatar f tn Continue physical therapy on daily basis and do hot fomentation with gentle massage. You may regain the ability slowly over a couple of months. Do regularly follow up with your attending physician and need to change your lifestyle avoiding smoking, alcohol, high fatty food and oils. Take care and do update on your progress.
Avatar f tn My husband had a left sided stroke on 3/24/09. His left arm and hand curls up and moves very little. does anyone know if Saeboflex would help him recover? The neurologist said he has passed the 6 months window of opportunity to get better. He has also lost a lot of weight and eats very little which makes both his arms and legs shriveled and weak. What can we do to increase his appetite?
Avatar n tn Stroke rehabilitation should begin as soon after a stroke, the priority being stbilising medical condition and controlling life-threatening ones. it may include therapy for communication disorders helping you regain lost abilities to speak, write and comprehend. Exercises to improve motor skills, mobility training to use walker or canes,improve range of motion therapy includes exercises to help lessen spasticity, psychological evaluation and constraint induced therapy.