My sister (55) suffered a stroke three months ago during surgery to remove an AVM in her cerebellum. The stroke affected her right side. She is now able to walk (with a limp) and has some use of her right arm/hand. She can eat and was beginning to write legibly, although slow. We were encouraged, but in the last month she is having severe pain in her right shoulder and right foot. The foot is very painful when she walks, but not painful if she stays off of it. Obviously this makes her PT hard because of the pain. They are working her shoulder in OT and while it is very painful, she believes her range of motion is improving. Any advice from anyone in this situation? I've read that anti-depressants and/or cortisone injections may help. I'm going with her to the doctor tomorrow and have lots of questions for him. She has not yet seen a doctor about these issues, just her therapists.
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