3 At-Home Stretches for Better Flexibility
April 15, 2020
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
If you work at a desk, use a laptop, or own a phone, you’ve almost certainly experienced the dull ache of sore fingers from overuse. But what can you do? Hand and wrist pain can be unusually distressing, because we use our hands for almost everything we do – and without that mobility and function, we are limited severely.
Whether you’re experiencing early symptoms of hand and wrist pain or have full-blown carpal tunnel syndrome, there is one thing you can do to make a significant difference in your pain levels: Stretch!
The following exercises will help alleviate discomfort and tension from your hands & wrists, reduce inflammation, and improve your range of motion.
Time to get started! These easy exercises can be done anywhere to relieve pain, tension, and swelling in your hands, wrists, and fingers.
This helps reduce hand & wrist pain and stretches tight, sore ligaments from typing and texting. You should feel a stretch in the front of your wrist and forearms.
Cycle through the exercises two or three times with each arm to get a really deep stretch.
The tops of our hands & wrists get very tight and sore from texting and typing all day, and this puts us at risk for nerve compression, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
This one is for all you phone-scrollers out there. Most people scroll, type, and text on their phones with their thumbs, and the repetitive motion can create swelling, pain, and stiffness in the thumb joint. This exercise helps the thumb joint move, reducing tension and stiffness.
While these stretches are the start of a great routine, working with a highly-skilled chiropractor will maximize your results. With regular chiropractic care and adjustments, you’ll be able to reduce pain, improve posture, and balance your body. Create a long-term plan and live a more health-conscious life today.