Help For Hands

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

Do your hands hurt from repetitive routines or diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?  (CTS) happens when your median nerve (in forearm) gets pressed, causing numbness/tingling. Motions like too much typing or even too much arm exercise can be causes. Stretching out your forearms and wrists is crucial for relief: (Chiropractic & Dry Needling help too!). 

Wrist Extension:

Straighten your arm & bend your wrist back as if signaling someone to “stop.” 

• Use your opposite hand to apply gentle pressure across the palm and pull it toward you until you feel a stretch. 

• Hold for 15 seconds. 

• Repeat 5x on each arm.

Wrist Flexion Exercise: 

• Straighten your arm with your palm facing down and bend your wrist so your fingers point down. 

• Gently pull hand toward your body until you feel a stretch on the outside of your forearm. 

• Hold for 15 seconds. 

• Repeat 5x, switch to the other arm.

Prayer stretch:

•Place both hands chest level, palms together.

•Press hands together, bring them down closer to your naval. You should feel a good stretch in your wrists. hold for 15 seconds/repeat 5x. 

**Always consult your doctor before starting any exercise routine**

-Dr. Suzanne Earehart, Hybrid Health Sports Chiropractic & Rehab

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