Exercises for Arm and Wrist
Your doctor can give you information about exercises for building flexibility and strength in your hand, wrist, and arm.
Exercises for flexibility may include:
- Rotating your wrist up, down, and from side to side.
- Stretching your fingers far apart, then relaxing them, then stretching them again.
- Stretching your thumb by pulling it back gently, holding it, and then releasing it.
Exercises to increase strength may include:
- Squeezing a rubber ball.
- Wrist curls and extensions with a light weight.
If any exercise or motion causes pain or swelling, stop that exercise, or reduce the intensity or amount of motion.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery|
|Last Revised||October 2, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 2, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
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