Am I ever going to be able to use my arm and hand again?
At Neurofenix, we hear this question from stroke survivors EVERY DAY. And to be honest, it’s a tricky question to answer. Especially when we’re not your treating physician or other healthcare provider. But, what we can confidently say, is, “It depends on You!”.
What do we mean by this?
When you have a stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other neurological event that damages the connections from your brain to your arm and fingers, the first priority is to get stabilized medically. After you are past this “acute” phase, then you’ll likely enter the rehabilitation or “recovery” phase of your stroke.
One thing is clear based on decades of stroke research. The more repetitions you do, the faster and more fully you will recover the use of your arm, shoulder, hand and fingers. Repetitions = progress.
So, stroke warrior, it depends on you. Effort = results. Be relentless in your stroke exercises. Do them every day, multiple times per day, for as long as you can tolerate in each session. Mix it up to keep things interesting. Do the exercises recommended by your physician and occupational or physical therapist. And supplement these with NeuroBall, designed to help you do hundreds of repetitions of fun, engaging activities from the comfort and convenience of your own home.