Submissions from Readers

After minor stroke

(United Kingdom)

Question: What do you do if after a 'minor' stroke, the victim continues to feel numbness on/off in affected area - leg in this case? And also speech slurring at times?

Answer: I do not have a good answer on treating the feeling of on/off again numbness in the leg. Sometimes the numbness will go away and for others, it will linger or never go away. One could try exercise/range of motion, but it may not have any effect. In my experience, speech slurring will be worst later in the day or when a person is tired so avoiding fatigue and getting rest may help with speech. I recommend consulting with a MD or pain management specialist regarding the numbness.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Stroke Rehabilitation Questions.

Search this website:

Stroke Rehab Guide 

Exercises Included!


Share your stroke survival story