Nearly three-quarters of stroke survivors in the USA have leg weakness, and over three quarters have arm weakness. If your muscles are weak you could have difficulties with walking, moving your arms or holding things.
Weakness on one side of the body is often referred to as hemiparesis (‘half-weakness’). Paralysis on one side of the body is called hemiplegia (‘half-paralysis’). If you have weakness or paralysis, you may need help with everyday activities.