Re: swelling in hand after stroke
Elevation is important-the whole hand and arm above chest level. This will keep the fluid draining from gravity. Exercise is what "massages" the fluid out of the extremities. Just squeezing a small rubber ball in that hand can help, while arm elevated does double duty. Also, you could consider a pressure "stocking" for the arm like mastectomy patients sometimes wear. It is a tight stretchy arm sock that keeps the swelling down. Someone could also do lymphatic massage on that arm, massage that presses only upward toward trunk, not toward hand. Some massage therapists do this type.