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Right part of body paralysed after stroke. Advised 20% improvement in legs but no hope for arm. Opinion?

My mother had a stroke week back. Her right part of the body ( hand & leg) are paralysed. Her CT scan has been done. Doctors o not have much hope for the arm , but say that around 20% improvement is possible in the leg. We are from Bhopal,MP. Can you please suggest further course of action. We would like to have a second opinion. Thanks K.C Kothari
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
thank you.
usually full recovery is unusual after a major stroke.
physiotherapy is particularly helpful in this setting.
some drugs are usually given to prevent further stroke.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Michelle Gibson James's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Rehabilitation started as soon as possible would increase her chances of recovering movement.
There are doctors who specialise in rehabilatative medicine, if none are present in your area , then ask your doctors to refer you to an occupational and physical therapist.
They would be able to guide you in her rehab effort.

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