Can antibiotics help in treating legs pain caused by a stroke?
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I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.
I understand your concern about your Dad.I would surely offer you my best help in this regard but beforehand I want to know some more details about his illness-
1)Did the stroke affect his both legs or on one side?Usually,stroke causes weakness in arm and leg on one side?Its rarely occurs that both the legs get affected without any involvement of arms.
2)How much time back did it occur?
3)Has he improved since then?What is his present disability status?Can he walk with support or not even with support?
Lastly,it is important for me to see his CT scan's report at that time.So,please click images of his CT report and other relevant documents and upload them here.If documents are not available,then atleast please write down here the summary mentioned on his discharge sheet,of the last hospital he attended.
I shall be glad to have you in follow-up so that I can answer this well.
He has stayed the same and can walk with a walking stick but leg gives way and he falls.
My dads left leg still keeps giving way and I am worried sick it will never recover. Dads discharge summary is as follows: bloods crp 28, hba1c 60, nil else remarkable
ECG: sinus tachycardia, US carotid doppler <50% stenosis b/l
Examination revealed Left LL 4/5 hip/knee extensions and the rest was not remarkable. A diagnosis of ischaemic stroke has been made.
CT brain report as above.
CT report: long standing areas of focal low attenuation at the posterior aspect of the right striatum and within the left lentiform nucleus. No acute intracranial hammorhage or infarction. No evidence of acute intracranial abnormality.
No acute stroke.Needs neurological examination.
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I have gone through the clinical details and CT report you have mentioned.
Ct report nowhere mentioned about any acute stroke.It just says about old changes with low attenuation.So,old stroke can't be the cause of new weakness.Further,his weakness is mainly restricted to left lower limb.Weakness in only one lower limb with no involvement anywhere else,is not the kind of pattern seen in stroke.
In the clinical setting of Diabetes,he must be examined for more likely causes like radiculopathy,plexopathy or muscle weakness.
I suggest you to take him to a neurologist in your region,for a formal examination so that investigations can be planned based on examination and actual cause of weakness gets revealed.
Hope that I have answered your query.If you have some further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up else please close the thread,rate it and write a review.
Prognosis depends on the diagnosis.
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Though,prognosis and recovery depends on the cause of the weakness.However,whatever it may be,physiotherapy is likely to help along with medicines.
I suggest you to find a neurologist in your region and take your dad to him for a physical examination.
If you have some further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up else please close the thread,rate it and write a review.
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