Last reply 1 month ago
Tips on stiff hand

My right hand for the last 2 months is stiff and cramps up. I’m a secretary by trade and can’t type I drop things all the time.

Any tips what people do so help relieve the stiffness. I do exercises my physio showed me it helps some. Does aspirn or some tablet which is over the counter help some.

Waiting to see my neuro.

Thanks in advance

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stumbler
1 month ago

@lorag , there are a range of exercises on this website :-

https://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/ss/slideshow-hand-finger-exercises

I doubt that you would find an Over-The-Counter (OTC) “magical” potion, although you might want to have a word with your local pharmacist.

Your Doctor may prescribe some Baclofen, a muscle relaxant. Although, this may cause weakness in muscles……

Exercise and stretching is the best way forward.


henning_kielhorn
1 month ago

@ loraq, I’m not sure whether you want to explore this at this point, but I started using a dictation software when typing became more cumbersome. They are actually quite good and mine is easily 95 to 98% accurate. I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and have also heard of people without any medical issues using it to free up their hands and actually make typing redundant.


lorag
1 month ago

I’ve had baclofen before and yes made too weak. I need the typing for work I don’t think they would allow me to use that, then there is not point in hiring me.

I’ll just do the exercises see how I go.

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