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Physiotherapy after a stroke - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
User :   is anyone there?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   Ok..
User :   So..
User :   about 4 years ago i had a stroke. I'm 17 now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ever since.. i've been having problems with my left hand. I have limited control over it. How can i fix that?
Doctor :   The power of the hand can be increased by physiotherapy.
User :   it's not so much the power.. it's just.. i can't hold small objects without tightlt gripping on to them and it's very hard to open and close it. It usually just stays in a fist..
Doctor :   There are no medication to increase the power.
Doctor :   The only method is by physiotherapy.
Doctor :   You need to consult a physiatrist.
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