Submissions from Readers

Muscle weakness

by Ledi Jariol
(Davao City, Philippines)

Question What shall I do with my weak ankle evertors? I'm having trouble when walking.


Answer: Ankle issues are not uncommon after stroke. If you have spasticity in your inverters, this would need to be addressed first. If your evertors do have some movement but are just weak, then you would need to do strengthening or ask your MD or physical therapist (PT) if electrical stimulation might be an option. Check with your PT for strengthening exercises. Ideas for ankle eversion exercises can be found online, but it's always best to consult with your PT for proper technique and to make sure you are doing the exercises that are best for you to improve gait. If there is no muscle contraction in the evertors or they are too weak, you may need to look into an ankle foot orthoses (brace) to help improve gait. Talk to your PT to see what options are appropriate for you.

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.


Stroke Rehab Guide      Exercises Included!  

Get your stroke rehab questions answered by a therapist! CLICK HERE

Recent Articles

  1. Vision Problems and Therapy After Stroke

    Jun 20, 19 07:28 AM

    Answers to stroke patients' questions about vision problems and vision therapy.

    Read More

  2. Stroke Survivor Experiences

    Jun 20, 19 07:11 AM

    Read stories and get inspiration from stroke survivors.

    Read More

  3. Muscle weakness

    Apr 29, 19 07:25 AM

    Question What shall I do with my weak ankle evertors? I'm having trouble when walking. Answer: Ankle issues are not uncommon after stroke. If you have

    Read More



Share your stroke
treatment or exercise
recommendation.
Click Here


Share your stroke survival story - CLICK HERE!