Pain After a Stroke: Symptoms to Watch Out For
Other Sources of Pain
Swollen hands are another common pain that occurs when muscles in the hands aren’t getting enough blood flow. Because many stroke survivors have difficulty moving their hands and arms, fluid starts to build up in the tissue, causing swelling and loss of mobility.
External stimulation can help bring range of motion into the hands and drain the fluid, helping relieve pain. A doctor will first need to check for blood clots or heart problems. After they do, a tight-fitting glove may be recommended to push fluid out of the hand. Recirculating this fluid is a necessary to ensure recovery in the hands and arms.