I need to work on dexterity/fine motor skills in my non-dominant hand.
December 6, 2013 11:40 AM Subscribe
I have herniated discs in my neck that have resulted in some nerve issues in my left arm, with my hand as the latest victim. Specifically the last three fingers on my left hand have not been 100% lately.
posted by elizardbits to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
**I have already seen a doctor. I will be getting treatment as soon as my insurance company approves it. I will be seeing a physical therapist. You are not my doctor nor are you giving me medical advice.***
I am currently having some trouble with the grip in my left hand, which I am working on with a squeezy stress ball; this seems to be helping. However, my typing is suffering a bit, and I have noticed other small irritations, like fastening buttons, turning pages, taking out/cleaning my contacts, etc.
I need some very basic exercises to keep my hand from falling behind, ideally which can be done while sitting at my desk. So far I've been doing stuff like picking up/stacking paper clips with my pinky and thumb, and rolling rubber cement into little balls with each finger individually against my thumb. Anything even slightly more interesting would be helpful.
(Typing exercises are not the best plan right now because the current layout of my desk is suboptimal for typing at any time.)