PDR Technicians: Exercises For Repetitive Strain Injury In Hands And Wrists Part IV
Here you will find the conclusion of the hand exercises to help you with your sore hurting hands.
Making an ‘O’:
Start again with your left hand pointing straight up, now curve all of your fingers inward until they touch. Meaning, your finger tips should be touching each other all coming to the center to form an ‘O’. Hold this position for a few seconds. Then straighten your fingers again. Repeat this exercise a few times a day on each hand. Use this exercise whenever your hands begin to cramp or are just achy or stiff.
This one is going to be a bit tougher to explain, but easy to do. Take your left hand and position it as if you are going to shake someone’s hand. Now, allow your thumb to stand straight up, then take the four fingers together and bend them towards your thumb. They should be attempting to touch your palm all at the same time. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then straighten them back into their starting position. You will repeat this ten time on each hand.
Place you left hand flat on a table, palm down. Starting with your thumb, lift each finger slowly off the table, one at a time. Hold each finger for a couple of seconds and then lower it. Do the same with every finger on the left hand and then repeat on the right hand.
Simple and easy. Just hold your right arm out in front of you, palm down. Now with your left hand lower the right fingers down to the floor, hold for a few seconds and then switch hands. You should feel a stretch going all the way up to your forearm.
Next we will go to wrist exercises.