Mountain View, CA
A 40-year-old female asked about a 70-year-old male:
A relative (age 70) had a stroke 2 years ago. he can move one arm and leg well, and the other leg a little. would physical therapy still be helpful at this late date? is there a chance he could walk?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Unlikely....: Most recovery after a neurological injury like a stroke happens during the first year. Physical therapy may help to achieve more recovery but to go from moving the affected leg "a little" to walking is unlikely. But, if physical therapy has not been tried, it is worthwhile to pursue to see exactly what recovery occurs. Good luck!
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Specializes in Cardiology
PT = great help: The relative needs to seek our further help. There are "stroke centers" that are quite up to date on this. Hrs, md, facc www.Thepmc.Org.
4.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 22, 2014
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