3 Basic Wrist Moves To Ease Carpal Tunnel Pain
Carpal tunnel affects millions of people all over the world, but I’m not really shocked! With the amount of typing and texting we do these days, there’s no wondering that our wrists hurt. But, this is New Age and we’ve adapted pretty fast.
Anyhow, if you have aching wrists, then you must take action and do something about easing the pain; otherwise you will tie it down with an elastic band.
As you already know, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness, stiffness and pain in the fingers and hand, but these symptoms can be reduces with some practical day-by-day exercises. So as you know, performing the following exercises will lower the chances of needing surgery.
I’m dealing with Carpal Tunnel syndrome for two years now, and my physical therapist recommended the following basic moves which I can perform any time of the day.
So, pin this article and perform the next 3 moves:
1. Finger Push Ups
- Start with your hands together in prayer position.
- Spread fingers apart as far you can, then “steeple” the fingers by separating palms of hands, but keeping fingers together.
2. Shake Your Hands
- Do this for a minute or two every hour to keep flexor muscles of your hands and its median nerve from getting cramped and tight during the day.
- If that sounds like a lot, you could even integrate this into your hand washing routine. You are washing your hands frequently, right? If not, use your carpal tunnel treatment as another reason to lather up more often and keep the flu at bay!
3. Wrist Stretch
- Place one arm straight out in front of you, elbow straight, with your wrist extended and fingers facing the floor.
- Spread your fingers slightly and use your other hand to apply gentle pressure to the downward-facing hand, stretching your wrist and fingers as far as you’re able.
- When you reach your maximum point of flexibility, hold this position for about 20 seconds.
- Switch hands and repeat.