What does a stroke feel like? After, and ministrokes

Understanding Stroke Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death among U.S. adults, according to the National Stroke Association. It is also the leading cause of disability. However, because many people are unaware of the symptoms of stroke, they may ignore them and delay treatment. An adult's heart beats an average of 100,000 times a day. With each beat, the heart pumps...


Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

What is a TENS unit, and does it work? Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices work by generating tiny electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads that attach them...


Everything you need to know about spasticity

Spasticity Spasticity is a condition in which muscles stiffen or tighten, preventing normal, smooth movement. The muscles are constantly contracted and cannot be stretched, thus affecting movement, speech, and gait....