Stroke victims may regain weak arm use

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Avatar n tn I saw a news clip about a motorized elbow brace that helps stroke victims regain much of their mobility. They mentioned a study at M I T claiming a 23% improvement in 9 weeks. There was a lady who went from 25% arm function to 75%. There was no mention on the availibility of this item nor how to get one. I would like to find one of these as possibly a family member who recently suffered a stroke may benefit greatly from such an item.
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....
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....
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....
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 n tn http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stroke-rehabilitation/BN00057 Take care and regards.
1110049 tn?1409402144 My speech hardly improved, and now i have lost my voice, but that may not be due to the stroke. my walking not too bad, but cannot use my left arm and hand.
Avatar n tn I have a friend who had a stroke 3 months ago. She does not have the use of her left arm. Before the stroke she was very active and particularly enjoyed quilting. I would like suggestions from stroke victims as to hobbies that she might try using her right hand only.Luckily she is right handed. thanks for the help.
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 m tn My grandma had a stroke last May 2011. Shes now 56. It's been a year and she's definitely made improvements but we still have high hopes that she could walk without a cane's assistance. Her left side is weak and she also has poor vision on that side. She can move her left arm/feet but in a stiff way, if that makes any sense. Can she ever regain strength, granted we keep doing physical therapy.
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 n tn It may be a TIA (mini-stroke) that you're experiencing or it could be nerve damage. Possibly carpal tunnel. That's just a total guess since I am not a doctor. Whatever it is you should consult a doctor.
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 m tn Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar n tn During my TIA, my left arm floated up by itself and the neurologist said it is called "floating limb" and is seen in some stroke victims. I believe there are people that have had a small stroke and don't realize it. I would see your doctor...just to be safe.
Avatar n tn If his stroke is a mild one then he will hopefully recover quickly and regain most of his normal functions. If the stroke was severe then you may have a long road of recovery in front of you. I totally understand your anxiety. I went through it myself too. At least, you are not alone. Right now, my mother is staying in a stroke ward with other stroke victims. Fortunately, my family and I have been able to talk to other families.
Avatar f tn She improved in the first days. She recognized us, said a few words, was able to use the weak side, and she even walked yesterday morning. I am really upset this morning though, because last night she seemed to have regressed. In the afternoon she wasn't as engaged or focused. She seemed agitated and confused. She wasn't as present with us. My question is, is this to be expected? Do stroke victims have some regression?
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 Is this a sign that something is returning? I thought I saw her hand and arm move the other day but it may have been my imagination. Is 9 weeks still early in terms of regaining movement? If only she could start to get out of bed herself and we could progress to a commode she could lose the catheter etc and begin to feel she is making progress.
Avatar n tn What other symptoms are present? Complications of stroke may be temporary or permanent disabilities, depending on how long the brain suffers a lack of blood flow and which part was affected. Aside from paralysis or loss of muscle movement and difficulty talking, other possible issues include memory loss or thinking difficulties, emotional problems and depression, pain and changes in behavior and self-care.
Avatar n tn window as a result she has lost total use of her left side (unable to walk or stand and no use of left arm). She spent 6 mos. in rehab but there was minimual progress. Is there a doctor who specializes in this type of patient other that her primary doctor who she sees reguarly. We seem to be at a stand still as far as her progress. She sees a PT and OT once a month (due to insurance restrictions) Are there any other tyopes of doctors we can see who specialize in stroke patients.
Avatar m tn she is 55 and has lost all use of her left hand and arm, is not bumping into everthing and is bruised all over, she has lost vision in her left eye, continues to lose weight, lost short term memory, is constantly tired and has headaches all of the time. i have a feeling that if she doesn't get some sort of treatment that she isn't going to last much longer. any suggestions?
563659 tn?1310517917 well after four days total in and out of hospitals for my numb/ weak left side they have said i have bells palsy straight down my left side my left arm is weak my leg wobbles and half my face is still kinda parylised it ***** and i look like eith rocky or jean crietien i cant wait till it wears off
Avatar m tn Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar n tn m getting depressed myself now thinking that she will never regain the use of her arm and leg. Please help...