Shoulder Pain After a Stroke

Treating patients who have had a stroke at the Ledbrook Clinic.

A stroke or injuries to the central or peripheral nervous system may lead to paralysis in the shoulder. After a stroke, you experience pain and moving your arm is difficult for you.

Partial dislocation of the humerus head from the socket (shoulder joint) is one reason for shoulder pain. The Omo Neurexa corrects the alignment of the humerus head with the joint socket and therefore alleviates the cause of the pain. It helps stabilise the shoulder and position it correctly again. The Omo Neurexa shoulder orthosis provides noticeable relief, alleviates pain and leads to a better overall body posture.

Neurexa Line:

Neurexa Line is a product line intended for the treatment of stroke patients. These products are developed in close collaboration with professionals, physicians and therapists to ensure both optimal function and wearing comfort.

Living with shoulder pain

Shoulder pain after a stroke

 

Shoulder brace to treat shoulder pain following a stroke

Incidence rates of the painful shoulder in early rehabilitaion after a stroke are reported to range from 15-40

Neurexa Line is designed to be a functional tool in the rehabilitation process – all products facilitate active movement. The main focus in all stroke rehabilitation is to reintegrate affected people into their social and professional environments.

General information about Stroke

A stroke can be defined as a lack of blood supply to the brain resulting in necrosis of neurons with consecutive loss of brain function. Typically a stroke is only classified as such when sensory or motor persist longer than 24 hours.

Three months after the acute phase, one quarter of all patients remain seated in a wheelchair, two-thirds have a very slow and unstable gait and one third suffer from a total loss of arm function.