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07/30/10 23:02
cindy850 
07/30/10 23:02
cindy850 
Grip ball

Was wondering if anybody has ever tried something called a grip ball. I know it won't cure and it won't stop contractions but i was just thinking along the lines of just keeping the hands and grip moving.

07/31/10 02:01
paradise 
07/31/10 02:01
paradise 
Re: Grip ball

Aloha

Haven't tried a grip ball, but since my last posting on this forum - my DD has gone ballastic in both hands and the little finger on my right hand has started to bend down from the top joint. Seems mine is aggressive? In April I found the first tumor in my left foot and through July? It is in both hands and both feet.

Sooooo...........I do hand stretching exercises every morning and I mean, I really stretch the fingers and palms. Just a bit of pain at first and then I am fine. It seems to help me throughout the day. Also, I get deep tissue massages in both feet and hands and have to tell you that it just helps the flexibility and pain control, also.

Need to figure out exactly how to post without answering to an existing post on this forum - because I have questions and thoughts that I would like to throw out to all of you.

My best.

07/31/10 03:33
David26

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07/31/10 03:33
David26

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Re: Grip ball

click on the "new thread" field towards the top of the forum page
http://www.dupuytren-online.info/Forum_E...en/index-0.html

on the stretching this might be of interest, Dr. Eaton says there is evidence this might provoke contracture, something to consider anyway
http://dupuytrenfoundation.blogspot.com/...blasts-and.html
and read the last paragraph here http://www.dupuytrenfoundation.org/Why-Dupuytrens

Edited 07/31/10 03:34

07/31/10 04:10
cindy850 
07/31/10 04:10
cindy850 
Re: Grip ball

Yes David you are right they don't want you to stretching your fingers backward- that is a no ,no. For awhile he talked about rolling your hands on a dowel and then he also changed that. The reason i thought about the grip ball is it is small and it comes in different resistances so you could make your hand stronger and there is no backward stretching. You can find different kinds on Amazon. I never pull my fingers backward. If i am wrong please someone tell me so i don't go and buy these. It was just a wild thought and i could be wrong.

Edited 07/31/10 04:13

08/03/10 13:34
pinggolf

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08/03/10 13:34
pinggolf

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Re: Grip ball

I saw a chiropractor who used the GRASTON Technique to improve the flexibility in both my hands as well as my right foot (ledderhose). This technique was successful as the mobility has increased. The chiropractor recommended NOT using a grip ball but to stretch the hand both forwards and backwards to maintain the flexibilty and decrease the stiffness.

golf wilson

P.S. diet and duputryens and ledderhose?

08/03/10 15:21
cindy850 
08/03/10 15:21
cindy850 
Re: Grip ball

What i have read on different sites is stretching backward is a big NO,NO because it pulls on the cords. But i'm glad that this is helping you. Good luck

08/21/10 16:05
cindy850 
08/21/10 16:05
cindy850 
Re: Grip ball

Please Wolfgang can you tell me if i will be doing harm to my hands using a grip ball. Its been 6 months since RT and i have no strength in right hand so i thought this might help but don't want to use it if it might mess around with this disease.

08/21/10 16:48
wach 

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08/21/10 16:48
wach 

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Re: Grip ball

Cindy, I am not a medical doctor and can't give medical advice. So this is just my personal opinion: after my surgery I used a grip ball to strengthen my hand again. I wouldn't see why you couldn't do this either.

Wolfgang

cindy850:
Please Wolfgang can you tell me if i will be doing harm to my hands using a grip ball. Its been 6 months since RT and i have no strength in right hand so i thought this might help but don't want to use it if it might mess around with this disease.


Edited 08/21/10 16:48

08/21/10 17:53
David26

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08/21/10 17:53
David26

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Re: Grip ball

Cindy, I have the exact Grip ball you refer to. Personally I don't find it does much for me. It aggravates the palm more than it helps in my opinion. I can work it with my fingertips a little but as far as improving strength, I don't think it does much.

However it doesn't cost much and you might want to try it. If you or I had our normal hand and could place the ball in the palm and work it by gripping and rolling it around it would be fine. That is the intended use I think. My problem is I have to do everything to protect the palm from aggravation.

I think if one had NA or open surgery and you were rehabbing for hand/finger strength it might be a better use. I have these two balls below.

08/21/10 18:16
cindy850 
08/21/10 18:16
cindy850 
Re: Grip ball

Thanks everybody for answering back so quick.

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