I have been using a melon to help with my arm and hand exercises. My good lady has been assisting with the exercises and once the melon is eaten it will be back to a football.
In my case it is right hand.
I’m working hard to correct ‘hand drop’ for want of a better description of the problem. The hand will no longer bend back on itself at the wrist.
I have been working on it for a while with only a small amount of success. Getting it back would make picking things up properly possible again, so I am keen for a result.
Anyone got any tips?
Try ‘four point kneeling’. As in kneeling on the floor on hands and knees. It’s not a quick fix but keep doing it.
Interesting, I’m tempted Pam, but since my stroke I have developed a phobia about the floor and anything below knee height. Just thinking about it makes me, a grown man, quake.
Having been so negative I’ll express a thought that has just jumped in my brain. Perhaps the floor is a bit drastic, but for a start I could see trying it on the bed as a do-able.
I’ll give that a go later. Might be just what I need, thanks @pamelai1
and many thanks and much success to you @mrfrederickson too.
Keep on keepin’ on
Perhaps you could try pressing your hands on a table / worktop too @Bobbi in the same way as you would on the floor. Not tried it but seems logical to me.
@mrfrederickson well done on the exercises. And as an added bonus you get to eat the melon too
It’s worth trying it on the bed. I’m thinking maybe a harder surface might work. A table perhaps…m
(standing at a table - not on it!) lol
Wall press ups is another good for working the wrists that doesn’t require getting down on the floor (you’ll find it at pos 8:50 in the video)
Nialls (the guy in the video) said he’d go easy on us today because it was so hot…he lied
He worked us even harder than usual
All my hand exercises are on the worktop with me sat on s solid stool.
Thanks for the suggestions for me guys, I’m sure it is all useful and I’ll be giving it all a try.
@mrfrederickson I apologise for busting in here and I’m handing this thread back to you with apologies for my diversion.
We all have specific requirements I suppose and what is suitable for one may not work for another.
Hi Bobbi not a problem.
I always start by flattening the hand on the work surface, my good lady eased the Mellon under it to help with wrist flexing.
I deliberately didn’t address anyone specifically as the press ups can apply to @mrfrederickson and anyone else reading the post. And I’ll always take advantage of such an opportunity to post a few useful exercises to encourage