Hand Exercises For Carpal Tunnel Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a repetitive strain injury that affects the median nerve in your wrist. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be secondary to several different causes. It can cause numbness, tingling, and pain in your hand as well as difficulty with fine motor skills like typing on a keyboard or buttoning clothes.
Luckily there are many things you can do at home to help manage this condition. In this article, we will cover some of the hand exercises for carpal tunnel that you should incorporate into your daily routine for best results.
To start, it is important to get comfortable and make sure your wrists are in a neutral position. This means not bent up or down, but straight ahead with no twisting. Your palms should be flat on the ground and fingers spread out as far as possible without lifting off the ground (do not worry about being perfect).
The first exercise is called “wrist circles.” Slowly move one wrist clockwise 10 times then switch directions and repeat 10 times in an anti-clockwise direction. Repeat 3 sets of each for each wrist.
The second exercise is called “finger walk.” With fingers spread out, move your hands in a walking motion without bending or twisting the wrists. Start with just moving one hand and then both together.
Another exercise that you can do is to alternate between reaching fingers out in front of you and then pulling them back towards the body.
If your hands get tired, please rest for a few minutes before continuing with the next exercise.
Start slow and build up to 25 repetitions of each exercise for best results!
Being disciplined with these hand exercises for carpal tunnel will help to improve your symptoms and may result in less pain and better mobility of your wrists.
If pain persists, please ensure that you consult with Dr. Yospur to find out if you may need surgery.