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.
Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Herbert von Schroeder MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery