Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

How might a person describe loss of feeling?

Following a stroke, a person might describe loss of following as any of the following – pins and needles, numbness, hot or cold, ‘dead’, heaviness, burning and/or tingling. In fact any of these might be true – a person may describe their loss of feeling as one or several of these.

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