WHAT IS HEMIPLEGIA?
Amandine Valentin has a variety of specialities, including women’s health. She also treats neurological disorders, such as hemiplegia. In this, the first of three blogs on the subject, she breaks down what hemiplegia is.
Hemiplegia is a condition that causes paralysis of the arm, leg and trunk on the same side of the body. It can result from an injury, illness or a stroke, but it can also be congenital. While hemiplegia generally means severe weakness in one side of the body, the specific element can vary greatly from patient to patient.
People suffering from hemiplegia can experience:
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Difficulty with gait and balance when walking or standing
The symptoms you experience will depend on the area of the brain affected. You are likely to lose more functions when more of the brain is affected.
In upcoming blogs, Amandine will describe how she can help you with this condition and also how you can help yourself in your daily lift to prevent worsening symptoms.
If you are suffering from hemiplegia and looking for support and improvement, please call us or book online with Amandine here. Amandine is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.