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Rolling right along, a short hand and finger stretch

January 11, 2009

Sitting here and typing today after a morning of plowing snow and shoveling.   My wrists a little achy and not really feeling the typing mood.  Seems my hands are sore and they keystrokes not quite in tune.

Ever feel like this?  Writing,  or washing dishes, or doing any of the myriad of manual tasks we do day in and day out.  It is possible that some minor stretches could relieve the pain, and that practiced daily could increase the range of motion of your hands and finger.

Try the following exercises.

  1. Hold your arms outstretched in front of you
  2. Let your hands relax and slightly drop, nice and loose.
  3. Gently roll your wrists 5 – 10 times clockwise and then reverse direction.
  4. Next, make soft fists and roll your wrists the same as above.
  5. Next, open your hands as slowly as you can, then  make soft fists again as slowly as you can.  The slower, the better.  Repeat this 5 times.
  6. Next clench your fists as tight as you can, relax.  Repeat this 5 times.
  7. Next,  open your hands and spread (stretch) your fingers as wide as you can, relax and repeat 5 times.
  8. Next, open your hands as slowly as you can, then  make soft fists again as slowly as you can.  The slower, the better.  Repeat this 5 times.

Shake you hands out and you’re done!

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One Comment
  1. Jacob Silberstein permalink

    Stan, it’s an interesting excersize. I also felt the stretch in my triceps and shoulders.

    – Jacob

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