PDR Technicians: Exercises For Repetitive Strain Injury In Hands And Wrists Part III
In this Post we are going to start with the exercises. First for your Hand and then onto the wrist. Make sure to save this as a favorite on your cell phone so that you can frequent it out on the job. Soon you will know them by heart and do them quite naturally as a part of your daily routine.
You can start by holding your left hand up straight, then slowly bend your hand into a fist, placing your thumb on the outside of your hand. Be sure to be gentle when doing this, you don’t want to squeeze your hand. Open your hand back up until your fingers are straight once again. You will need to do this exercise ten times with the left hand and then repeat the whole sequence with the right hand. You can HANDle that right? Get it? HAND le? Okay, moving on.
Hold your left hand up straight like you did with the last exercise. Keeping your fingers up straight, now take your thumb and bend it towards your palm, hold for a few seconds, getting a good stretch. Now bring your thumb back up with the rest of your fingers, repeat the exercise with each finger. Now you will do the same with your right hand.
Bending the Thumb:
Hold your left hand straight up again, now bend your thumb inward toward your palm. At the same time you will bring your pinky down and towards the thumb and stretch them as far as you can. Hold this for a few seconds. Repeat this ten times and then repeat with your right hand.
Follow me to Part IV and we’ll finish with the Hand Exercises.