Did you know there are 27 bones in your hand and wrist and more than the same number of muscles?
Our hands do so much. They often express our feelings, perform both simple and complicated tasks and in the 21st century probably perform more repetitive tasks than ever before. Just pause for a moment and think about how you use your fingers, thumb and wrist to navigate your computer, laptop or mobile phone.
So it is when our hand and wrist become less functional that we really begin to appreciate how much our hands do for us. Reduced function may occur for a relatively short period of time due to a fracture or sprain of the fingers, thumb or wrist or may develop due to repetitive strain injuries and unfortunately for some of us arthritis can have a devastating effect on the hand.
Opening a door is simple…right?
I would guess that most toddlers, to their parents dismay, can pull down on the door handle to release the catch and bingo they have mastered it, opening up a whole new world of hidden rooms. The motor cortex of the brain has stored this action so if a toddler can do it then it has to be easy!
But what if the brain is saying open but the hand is saying NO! My hand is too painful..?
In fact it allows you to operate a door handle with your wrist, forearm, elbow or even your knee or foot if you are feeling agile.
It is very simple to fit and is sold as a door set, that is a pair, one for the inside and one for the outside handle.
If you know anyone with stiff painful hands then this might just be a problem solving gadget for them.
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