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Exercises for keeping your hands mobile

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Health, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Exercises for keeping your hands mobile

  I found these easy hand exercises for knitters (which I am.)

  They would also help with any hand craft, even typing on the computer!

 

 

I've started doing them while I walk and my hands feel looser and lighter. Give them a try and let us know what you think.

 

Wrist and Forearm Extensor/Flexor Table Stretches

Extensor Stretch: Sitting back from your desk, straighten your arms and hold your hands flat. Place the back of your hands along the edge of the table. Bending only at the wrist, with fingers pointing at the floor, press gently into the table edge.

 

Flexor Stretch: Sitting back from your desk or table, straighten your arms and hold your hands flat. Place your fingers along the edge of the table, bending only at the wrist, with fingers pointing at the ceiling. Press gently into the table edge.

 

Hands Tendon Glide

Start with your wrists in a neutral position.

STEP 1: Extend your fingers apart and toward the back of your hand.
STEP 2: Relax the extension and curl the top segment of your fingers to the base of your fingers.
STEP 3: Repeat Step 1.
STEP 4: Relax the extension and fold your fingers to the base of your palm.
STEP 5: Repeat Step 1.
STEP 6: Make tight fists.
STEP 7: Repeat Step 1.

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