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What is arm weakness?
“Arm weakness refers to a loss of strength in the arm and the inability to move an arm because of decreased muscle strength. It can happen spontaneously or progress slowly over time. Weakness in the arm may occur on one or both sides of the body, may accompany weakness in other parts of the body, and may occur with a variety other symptoms, including arm pain. If you have arm weakness, you may have difficulty simply moving the affected arm, or you may have difficulty performing daily tasks.”
As we start to get older we notice the use of our arms becomes more limited. It can be much worse if we’ve had a previous injury, such as to the spine, or a dislocated shoulder, or other chronic muscle diseases. They can all cause muscle loss and arm functioning. Kitchen cupboards are a necessity to live with, unless the person is living in a place considered a care center or you’re in an assisted living center. If you are living in your own apartment or home you have to be able to access your kitchen cupboard shelves.There are usually three or four rows of shelves in the average kitchen cupboard. The ability to reach all of them is very handy and necessary for storage of your many kitchen items.
At the first sign of losing your ability to use your arms. You might notice the top shelf in the kitchen cupboard is getting harder to reach. Before the loss gets any worse by yourself a set of pulleys that you can hook to the top of any doorway. Start doing pully exercises with your arms, keep arm extension movements in as far a range as you can reach without hurting your muscles.You should continue these arm exercises on a daily basis to maintain the arm movement. Missing a day or two of exercise almost sets you back to the starting point. Something as simple as these pulleys will help you to maintain your arm movement so they can be useful as you get older. Brushing teeth, combing or fixing hair, putting on cloths, waving to someone, even to wipe your bum, we need those arms to help keep us going. Use of all of your shelves is a bonus.