Best Hand Exercises for Computer Users

Stretch both arms out in front of you. Keep your right arm straight and use your left hand to pull back your index finger towards your forearm. Take a deep breath. Stretch your middle finger, then ring finger, and pinky. Complete the same stretches on your left hand fingers. This will stretch all of your fingers and make them more flexible. Hold each stretch for five seconds and repeat five times.

 

Hand Stretch:Put your arms in front as with the finger stretch. This time pull back all of your fingers towards your forearm. Switch hands. Keep your elbow locked out and arm straight so that your wrist bends. You should feel the stretch in your forearm and wrist. Hold each stretch for five seconds and repeat five times.

 Fist Stretch:Stretch both hands out as if you are showing someone the number ten with your hands. Stretch your fingers and thumb apart from each other as much as you can. Count to five. Now make fists with your hands and tighten them as much as you can. Repeat five times.

 Thumb Stretch:With your hands out put your thumbs into the palm of your hands. Keep your fingers outstretched. Hold for five seconds. Stretch your thumbs out for five seconds. Repeat five times.

 Palm Stretch:Put your palms and fingers together. Lift up your elbows so that your forearms are parallel to the floor. Now push your hands downward. You should feel the stretch in your wrists and forearms.

Stretch Often:Stretch your hands every two hours for at least five minutes each time. Stretching is important to reduce any strains, cramping, and soreness that can lead to more severe problems in the future.

Finger & Wrist Stretch
Benefits:
Loosens stiff fingers, hands and wrists. Completed daily for a few months, hands will become more flexible.

1. Starting with the right hand gently extend the fingers back one by one.
see fig 1 & 2

Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 1
Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 2
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2. Then take them all back at the same time . This helps to stretch open your palm. Repeat several times.
see fig 3 & 4

Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 3
Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 4
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3. Take your thumb back towards your wrist. Then bring it forwards, stretching gently and firmly. Never force it. see fig 5

Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 5
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4. Finish by making a fist and slowly opening it, stretching your fingers and thumb out as far as you can. see fig 6 & 7

Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 6
Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 7
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5. Put your palms together, fingers pointing upwards, as if you were praying. Stretch your fingers and press palms together strongly. Keep the base of your palms pressing together, as you gradually lower your hands until your lower arms are horizontal.
see fig 8 & 9

Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 8
Exercises - The Hands and Fingers 9
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6. Then take your hands down still further, fingers and upper palms together. You should feel the stretch on the insides of your fingers and wrists. Hold for a few seconds, then repeat.

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