Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cold Rice

One of the home physical therapy tricks is to have a huge box of uncoooked rice in the fridge.  Unlike an icepack, the rice gets between the fingers, and chills everything enough for me to exercise my somewhat edemic fingers. 

3 comments:

Marc C. said...

We also keep large, ziploc bags of unpopped popcorn in the freezer for that same type of relief.

Billy Oblivion said...

That's actually kind of ironic--this site http://www.dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/way-iron-fist recommends using a bucket of rice as a tool for strengthening the hands and forearms for climbing.

Should do wonders for pistol shooting as well.

John Cunningham said...

rice from the freezer works well. I picked up a method from a chiropracter long ago--you take a freezer-type ziploc, and put in this mixture: one part rubbing alcohol, 2 parts water. then put this bag in another ziploc, to avoid leaks. put this in the freezer a few hours. it does not freeze solid, but turns into a type of gel. if you do a couple of these, one can keep recycling them.