PDR Technicians: Exercises For Repetitive Strain Injury In Hands And Wrists Part II
These exercises will help with the wrist and hand pain that you currently have or are trying to be proactive about and minimize the risk of getting it. Like with all exercise, you should consult a physician or your medical practitioner before you undertake any regime of exercise. Perhaps the best way to circumvent this issue is to figure out which positions you are putting your hands or wrists in that are causing the discomfort. You can modify these very easily and perhaps spend less time on the activity that is causing the pain. Clearly you can’t stop doing the work completely, which of course you cannot, then take regular breaks to stretch and flex your arms and hands.
There are other long-term type exercises that you could also undertake that you may find helpful such as yoga, Pilates, swimming, and low-weight exercises. In addition, there are some Over the Counter medications that you can use that will offer temporary relief such as analgesics, including no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen. These are taken orally to reduce stiffness, swelling, and inflammation. Of course, you should check with your doctor in advance of taking the OTC drugs because even they can have a negative and conflicting reaction when mixed with other medications you may be taking and potentially cause side affects such as drowsiness or could even lead to liver damage.
Now that we have said all of this, it is time to get started on the simple exercises that can potentially make your life a lot easier and a lot less painful. There are seven exercises for your hands and eight for your wrists.
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