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These exercises can help stretch and strengthen the muscles in your hands and fingers and reduce pain and stiffness. Before you try any of these exercises, talk to your doctor or physical therapist. He or she can help design an exercise plan that is best for you.
If you feel pain when you do these exercises, stop. Ask your doctor or physical therapist if there are other exercises that you can do to keep your muscles flexible and strong.
This exercise is a gentle way to move the joints and tendons in your hands. Do these movements until you feel a mild stretch. Never push to a strong stretch.
In this exercise, the steps follow one another to a make a continuous movement.
Repeat the series of motions 10 times with each hand.
Do this exercise 10 times with each hand. Each exercise includes all fingers.
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffAnne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineJoan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as of:
June 26, 2019
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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