Researchers might have just figured out the reason for the discomfort in your hands and fingers

Stroke can be accompanied by a variety of symptoms in your hands and fingers. These can include numbness, tingling, pain, and stiffness. Many doctors and patients have noticed that while other impairments typically improve with rehabilitation, these complaints tend to become worse over time. But why? Researchers from Turkey were determined to figure out the…

Can resistance training be recommended after stroke?

We know that healthy people benefit from resistance training. But can it help stroke patients as well? Researchers from Brazil asked this question. Resistance training includes working with body weight, bands, and dumbbells or barbells to build muscle. A research team from Brazil investigated a dozen studies that examined the effects that this type of…

Stimulation of an important nerve could improve your recovery – find out how it can be done without surgery

Medical experts have proven that our brains are not static. They are capable of adapting and changing. This capacity of the brain, known as plasticity, plays a significant role in stroke rehabilitation, helping stroke patients recover and regain abilities that they once had. For years researchers have been looking for ways to improve it. One promising…

Stimulating the brain right after stroke – we now know better how to do it

A powerful brain-stimulating technology called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) might be able to help stroke patients soon after a stroke. This treatment already helps stroke patients with movement disorders in the later phases of rehabilitation (the chronic phase). But recent research from Japan indicates that rTMS also helps immediately after a stroke (the acute…

Improving attention without actually knowing it

A new study discovered that implicit learning (learning something without realizing it) might benefit stroke patients who suffer from a neurological dysfunction known as neglect. Neglect is when someone loses the ability to pay attention to things happening on a particular side of their body. Any person who suffers from neglect is unable to detect…