Exercises to contain the complications of Stroke

Stroke Recovery Exercises for Elbows, Hands, and Wrists:

1. Straighten your elbow:

  • Lie on your back and keep your arms resting at the sides and put a rolled towel under the affected elbow.
  • Bend your affected elbow and move the hand up towards the shoulder.
  • Keep your elbow resting on the towel.
  • Hold the position for 10 seconds.
  • Straighten your elbow and hold for 10 seconds.
  • Slowly repeat 10 to 15 times.
  • Try this posture 2 to 3 times in a day.

2. Get your elbow to straighten out:

  • Sit on a firm surface.
  • Put your affected forearm flat on a surface while your palm facing down.
  • Place a firm pillow under the elbow.
  • Keep your weight onto the bent elbow in a slow manner.
  • You can also take someone’s help for balance.
  • Push your hand down against the support surface.
  • Slowly allow the elbow to bend while returning the forearm to the support surface.
  • Repeat this exercise 2-3 times everyday

3. Do exercises that are focused on your hands and wrists:

Exercise 1:

  • Hold weights in both hands.
  • Bend the elbows at a 90-degree angle.
  • Turn your palms up and down for 10 times.
  • You can do this exercise 2 to 3 times in a day.

Exercise 2:

  • Hold weights in both hands.
  • Bend the elbows at a 90-degree angle.
  • Lift the wrists up and down while keeping the elbows straight.
  • Repeat this for 10 times as well.

Benefits of doing these exercises:

1. These exercises help you to improve your blood flow.

2. These exercises also improve your muscle mass after you have had a stroke.

3. Exercising can help you develop muscle strength as well as bone strength.

4. These exercises also help you to increase your flexibility and range of motion.

With these exercises sailing through the the signs of Stroke is a piece of cake.

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