Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises

Here are some exercises intended to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Remember doing a quick five minute exercise warm-up before starting work, just as runners stretch before a run, can help prevent work-related injuries. 

 

Extend and stretch both wrists and fingers acutely as if they are in a hand-stand position. Hold for a count of 5. 
Straighten both wrists and relax fingers. 
Make a tight fist with both hands. 
Then bend both wrists down while keeping the fist. Hold for a count of 5. 
Straighten both wrists and relax fingers, for a count of 5. 
The exercise should be repeated 10 times.
Then let your arms hang loosely at the side and shake them for a few seconds.

 Source: Housang Seradge, MD, et.al., poster exhibit, 1996 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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