Stroke hand exercises

  Some patients always clenched their fists after a stroke and could not open them. This is because after a stroke, the brain loses control of the hand and the flexor muscles of the hand increase in tension and spasm, so the hand is often “unopened”.
  To solve this problem, the most direct way is to stretch the wrist and hand flexors to “soften down” the hand. Specific method: first use one hand to hold the patient’s thumb and the large thenar part of the palm connected to the thumb, and at the same time use the other hand to hold the patient’s remaining four fingers and the palm of the palm; then place the fingers and wrist Stretch at the same time; finally, the entire affected upper limb becomes a posture similar to the traffic police “parking”.
  In the rehabilitation of hand function of stroke patients, such a phenomenon is often seen: if the upper limbs are fixed with shoulders, elbows, and wrists, and the hands are moved independently, the fingers can “spread and grasp” more smoothly. Once the shoulders and elbows are lifted , Fixed wrist, hand movement is not so easy. Therefore, if you want to have better hand functions, you must have complete shoulder, elbow and wrist functions. Therefore, it is recommended to move the shoulders, elbows, and wrists before hand function training. Active training such as “forward arm”, “side arm”, “elbow extension” and “wrist extension” can be carried out. When the shoulders, elbows and wrists have been effectively exercised, and the muscles around the joints are relaxed, the hand movement function training can be carried out. better.