Exercises to contain the complications of Stroke

Stroke is one of the most common issues faced by people around the globe that can even lead to death. You’d find one Stroke survivor in every household. Luckily there are some people who can beat the Stroke and get well completely. But after experiencing a stroke some people become susceptible to various other conditions in the body. They might feel muscle weakness which is one of the usual side effects of Stroke and also they might lose the control over an affected body part.

Sometimes, a few Stroke survivors often collaborate with therapists to restore the control in their body and also to strengthen their body muscle while doing exercises or undergo some therapy.

Here I am going to enlist some exercises that you can try at your home without any special instruction or expense to strengthen your muscle as well as restore the balance of your body.

Stroke Recovery Exercises for Shoulders:

1. Stabilize your shoulder:

This exercise will help you to strengthen those shoulder muscles that are responsible for stabilizing the shoulder.

  • Lie on your back straight and keep your arms and elbows resting at your sides.
  • Lift your affected arm to shoulder level slowly with a hand pointing to the ceiling while lifting the shoulder blade from the floor.
  • Hold this posture for 3 to 5 seconds and then relax.
  • Slowly allow your shoulder blade to return to the floor.
  • Try to gently repeat the motion 10 times.

You can perform this exercise 2 to 3 times a day.

2. Strengthen your shoulders:

This exercise strengthens the shoulder muscles as well as straightens the elbow.

  • Grasp one end of an elasticized band with your hand while lying on your back.
  • Try to create enough strength to provide resistance.
  • To begin with, place your both hands alongside the hip on the affected side while keeping the elbows straight.
  • Move the affected arm upward in a diagonal direction and the unaffected arm should remain at your side throughout the exercise.
  • While you are practising the exercise, make sure that you can stretch the band to provides resistance.

Do this exercise 2 to 3 times in a day.

3. Enhance your shoulder motion:

  • Lie on your back on a firm surface.
  • Interlace your fingers with the hands resting on the stomach.
  • Gently raise your arms to shoulder level.
  • Keep your elbows straight.
  • Return your hands to the starting position.
  • Continue this exercise for 2 to 3 times a day.

4. Maintain the motion of your shoulder:

  • Lie on your back on a firm surface.
  • Interlace your fingers, with the hands resting on the stomach.
  • Now slowly raise your hands over the chest while straightening the elbows.
  • Gently move the hands to one side and then the other.
  • Bend your elbows and return your hands to resting position on the stomach.

You can try this exercise 2 to 3 times in a day.

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