Stroke & Mobility
A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is reduced (via a rupture or clot) causing the brain tissue to not receive the oxygen or nutrients that it needs. Given that a stroke is a medical emergency, quick treatment is crucial as brain cells can die in a matter of minutes. Strokes may be identified by preforming blood tests, imaging tests (CT, MRI, etc.) or a neurological exam testing mobility, feeling and mental capacity.
What are common symptoms of a Stroke?
As a stroke is occurring, it is important to recognize these five warning signs:
Numbness or droopiness in the face, arm, or leg (typically only on one side of the body):
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Sudden loss of balance or dizziness
- Unexplained severe headache
Common symptoms of a stroke after it has occurred include, but are not limited to:
- Trouble speaking or understanding others
- Paralysis of the face, arms or legs
- Loss of muscle movement
- Muscle weakness
- Memory loss
- Emotional problems
- Difficulty talking or swallowing
How can a Stroke impact mobility?
The loss of mobility from a stroke typically depends on how quickly a person gets to the hospital after the stroke occurs. Strokes typically cause a loss of mobility due to muscle weakness or paralysis on one side of the body. Walking independently may be difficult or impossible without the use of a mobility aid. Numbness of the limbs can require frequent bouts of resting or sitting while walking. A loss of muscle movement requires moments of rest, stability while walking and additional support from hand grips and brakes.
How can rollators help after a Stroke?
The use of a rollator after experiencing a stroke may help the individual regain confidence by offering extra support and stability. Depending on the type of stroke and its lasting effects, one may consider using either a rollator such as the TOPRO Troja rollator or an upright walker. Both options offer support while walking, balance control, assistance over unbalanced surfaces. Using a TORPO mobility device may also aid in a consistent and smooth walking gait with a walking speed of your choice. TOPRO rollators and upright walkers also include a seat to accommodate for frequent rests as needed. Whether mobility assistance is short or long term, TOPRO offers an industry leading 7-year warranty.
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The above information is intended for support and resource but does not replace the direction of a medical professional, healthcare provider, therapist, nurse, aide, or any professional training. Prior to purchasing any mobility device to assist after a stroke, it is important to discuss options with medical providers.