Here are easy-to-do hand and wrist exercises - great for people who experience tight hands and wrists, carpal tunnel, and arthritis. If you experience pain, take a break or skip over the exercise. For a few of these exercises, a small ball like a baseball or tennis ball will be useful. Please follow along at your own comfort level and listen to your body.
1.Squeeze and Release
Simply make a fist, squeeze your fingers together and release.
2. Pinch and Release
All 5 of our fingers will touch with force and release.
3. Finger Taps
First, we’ll tap all fingers with our thumb, and then we’ll slide our thumb from the tip to the bottom of our fingers.
4. Wrist Flexion & Wrist Extension
With your arms straight out, hold and gently pull one of your hands back. Flip your hand over for a Wrist Extension.
5. Radial Deviation and Ulnar Deviation
We’ll want to keep our arm straight with our palm facing out and turn our hands inside and out.
6. Pronation and Supination
Keeping our arms straight we will make a fist and rotate our wrists clockwise and counterclockwise. Go to where you feel comfortable.
7. Tilt Down
Now let’s grab that small ball. First, we want to grab the ball, extend your arm and tilt the ball down.
Same thing as the last exercise but we’ll now tilt up. These exercises are great to strengthen your wrists.
9. Squeeze Ball
Squeeze a small ball nice and tight, and release.
5 Minute Hands and Wrists Exercises
Follow along in this video and do some simple hands and wrist exercises that are great for people who experience pain in their wrists, and hands.
- Disclaimer -
This video is not medical advice or a treatment plan. Consult with your healthcare professional if you have serious pain and issues. Use this video at your sole risk.