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Tricks and gadgets for a one-handed life

Living life one-handed -- or mostly so
The problem: Almost 40% of people who have a stroke continue to have excessive tone (also known as "spasticity") one year later. Excess tone keeps you from using both arms effectively.
Upper limb spasticity results in muscle stiffness and muscle tightness in the elbow, wrist and fingers. People with spasticity may have an arm pinned against their chest, a flexed elbow or wrist that can't be easily straightened, or a clenched hand. See the spasticity section for more.


If you are having trouble putting on a shirt by yourself, try these steps (click on a picture and the print each one):
 

 
There is a lot of gadgets out there that can make your life easier living one-handed. For ideas, see the Sammons Preston catalog website.

Below are some of my favorites: