slow shoulder joint recovery

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Since: Aug 12

Bronx, NY

#1 Aug 1, 2012
my girl friend lost the use of her left side after her stroke in april the therapy she received helped her leg, her speech,her eating and swallowing just about everything but her arm and hand...this is what i would like to talk about....i have been by her side since her stroke every therapy she got i repeated it in her hospital room and her recovery was amazing but they couldn't really do any thing for her arm( mainly due to the pain) I asked them about a sling to hold her arm shoulder joint in place(they said the pain and swelling was from pinched nerves in the shoulder)they said that she just had to work through the pain because there was no sling that really worked for the sublux shoulder.....my answer to that bull*&^%...i watched her therapist hold her arm in place and her pain went away....i started searching for a sling ..and sadly they were right every sling i found caused more harm then good..and they wouldn't let me put any on her....well i didn't stop there when she got home she had in home care and i started making different slings while her therapist kept telling me what was wrong with each sling(made 10 kinds)finally the started liking where i was going with number 11 i finished it and her therapist loved it her pain level dropped to where she no longer takes pain meds..the recovery of her arm jumped 80% in two weeks now all of her doctors and therapist require her to wear the sling i made ..if you would like to see what i did i put together a web page describing it https://sites.google.com/site/subluxationslin... this will help someone else out

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