Eight Simple Hand Exercises To Ease Arthritis Pain


Finger Lifting

In addition to medication, stress reduction techniques and other treatments there are many things you can do to help alleviate painful symptoms of arthritis.
It's important to keep active when you suffer from arthritis as regular movement and exercise will help keep your joints supple and reduce pain. But if you're worried that it may be aggravating your condition then be sure to consult a doctor for advice as they may be able to offer you a specific regime to follow so that you get the most out of the exercises. Finger lifting is a simple exercise which helps with increased flexibility and will also assist with pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.
Place your palm flat on a level surface, a table or something similar, and slowly lift each of your fingers and your thumb off the surface, do this with each digit one at a time.
Keep each finger held in position for a couple of seconds and then lower. Repeat the exercise with each finger and then do the same with your other hand.

Thumbs Up

It's important that you know your limits and that you don't over exert yourself, but regular exercise will help to improve your general fitness and joint movement.
Arthritis sufferers often lose strength in their hands and this weakness can make it hard to tackle simple everyday tasks and make many activities far more challenging. For this exercise, assume the thumbs up position and place your hand on a table with your little finger resting on the surface. Keep your fingers bent inwards for a couple of seconds and then straighten them. Repeat the exercise 10 times and then do the same with your other hand.

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