Some individuals who have had a stroke or brain injury may experience a drastic change in physical abilities within minutes of their injury. There may not be anything wrong with their limbs, but limbs may no longer work. They may struggle to chew and swallow,. They may not be able to walk or walk without support. They may also have issues with their vision or facial features. F They become incontinent or have trouble going to the bathroom.
Every individual is unique. Strokes and brain injuries affect different parts of the brain, so each person may experience different levels of physical disability, different lengths of recovery, and different long-term impairments.