Stroke Blog

The Stroke Blog lets you know when new questions are submitted or when new pages are added to It also keeps you up to date with the latest information on stroke rehabilitation.

Nov 14, 2017

Stroke Recovery Tips Back Issues

View past issues of Stroke Recovery Tips

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Nov 13, 2017

Stroke Survivor Experiences

Read stories and get inspiration from stroke survivors.

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Nov 03, 2017

Severe pain and hypersensitivity in affected UE

Question: What can be done to reduce or eliminate severe pain and hypersensitivity in affected UE after a stroke? Pain is so intense that patient will

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Nov 03, 2017

denial of limitations

Question: My husband had a stroke 6 months ago and has never accepted his limitations. He tells doctors he can perform a cardio-stress test on a treadmill

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Nov 03, 2017

Post-rehab Exercise and Personal Training

Question: I am a personal trainer who has met with a woman who had a stroke seven years ago and has severely limited use of her left arm and leg. She's

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Nov 03, 2017


Question:My father in law suffered stroke a week ago. Dr said full recovery, he was tranferred to rehab. Since then he is going downhill, cant use right

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Nov 03, 2017

Eyesight worsened 5 weeks AFTER stroke.

Question: My husband is six weeks into post stroke and still in rehab facility. The doctors have no clue why all of a sudden his vision had become extremely

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Nov 03, 2017

sensory re-education problem ,please help

Question: My patient had a left CVA, and her right hand is affected, the sensation and localization in fingers is impaired, the palm sensation good but

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Nov 03, 2017

Progression /Regression

Question: My dad fell and had a bleed on his brain which effected the left lobe of his brain. A week later, he had a stroke, which also effected the left

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Nov 03, 2017

LE weakness

Question I had a hemorrhagic stroke 5 years ago. I am 52. I have mostly recovered but my balance is not very good and I cannot flex my right hamstring.

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Nov 03, 2017

Soooo worried

Question My mom had a stroke that affects her right side two weeks ago today and she's not staying put she keeps getting up and trying to walk around and

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Sep 02, 2017

spasticity problems

Question: How can I correct my spasticity, balance and initiation of walking upon standing? I had a hemorrhagic stroke. Answer: You can read about spasticity

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Sep 02, 2017

massive stroke with bone removed to relieve pressure

Question My husband suffer a massive stroke and had his bone removed from the right side. He had a tracheotomy. He can speak words with the speaking valve

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Jul 29, 2017

Intracranial hemorrhage

Question: My dad suffered from an intracranial hemorrhage 3 years his right back is paining and that pain goes to his feet his full right side

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Jul 28, 2017

Post stroke father refers to left arm as child

Question: My father is 3 yrs post stroke with left side paralysis. He refers to his affected arm as her/him. He asks child questions and talks to arm

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Jul 28, 2017

Intensive Rehab

Question: My mom had a massive hemorrhagic stroke 3 months ago and I need help to determine a care plan and course of action to rehabilitate her to the

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May 04, 2017

Sensory overload

Question: I've had 2 hemorrhagic basal ganglia strokes 7 weeks ago. I'm in OT and speech therapy and doing well but I can't handle too much stimulus! Busy

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Apr 27, 2017


QuestionHow do you deal with a 75 year old man who had a severe stroke, who is about 7 yrs old in his brain and he can barely move but runs off every chance

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Apr 04, 2017

Walking challenges

Question: I suffered a stroke 5 years ago. I had a heart transplant 3 years ago and did my rehab post-transplant. After a year I was released as functional

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Apr 04, 2017

Electrical muscle stimulation

Question: My husband has no movement in his left arm or hand after suffering a stroke in March of this year. We are thinking of purchasing a muscle stimulator.

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