Finger, Hand & Wrist Stretches & Strengthening Exercises

Why the need for Finger, Hand & Wrist Exercises?
We often take for granted the usage that is made of these extremities of our body.

You only have to speak to sufferers from CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), Parkinson's Disease & Strokes, Arthritis, Typist Syndromes, Referred Pains from the upper spine and many more, to know how debilitating these parts can be when they do not function any longer the way they used to.

These simple exercises can be done at any time so as not to interfere with your normal activities – all you have to do is “just do it!”

Instructions
Place a rubber/foam ball in the palm of the hand. Using only the 4 fingers, not the thumb, squeeze the ball without bending the fingers. Repeat for at least 5 – 8 repetitions before changing hands.


Place the ball in the palm of the hand. Using the fingers and the thumb, squeeze the ball with your maximum effort. Repeat for at least 5 – 8 repetitions before changing hands.


Place the ball in the palm of the hand. Close your fingers and thumb around the ball. Squeeze the ball with your maximum effort. At the same time curl the wrist inwards so that your palm is facing you. Repeat for at least 5 – 8 repetitions before changing hands.


Place the ball between the thumb and fingers. Not in the palm. Then squeeze the ball using only the fingers and thumb. Repeat for at least 5 – 8 repetitions before changing hands.


Place the ball in the fingers and not in he palm. Now squeeze the ball using the tips of the fingers and tip of the thumb.


Place the ball between the forefinger and the small finger. Squeeze the ball in to the palm using only these two fingers whilst keeping the third, fourth and thumb out of the exercise.After 5 repetitions, change hands.


Place the ball between the third finger, small finger and thumb. Squeeze the ball without allowing the ball to drop in to the palm. Keep the forefinger & fourth finger out of the exercise.After 5 repetitions, change hands.

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