HAND AND WRIST HEALTH
How do your wrists feel? Are they a little tired or sore from all of the work from home work(computer, iphone or stirring)? Our hands perform a variety of tasks every day, from gripping a steering wheel to typing on a keyboard. These repetitive motions can create weakness and stiffness in your wrists, hands and fingers. As a nail technologist, it’s my thumbs!
Practicing simple exercises can help prevent injury. Exercises can strengthen your wrists and keep your hands and fingers flexible. So here are a couple you can try right now:
Always speak with your doctor before attempting new stretches or treatments. It’s important to determine the exact cause of your wrist pain FIRST.
While standing, place your palms together in a praying position.
Have your elbows touch each other. Your hands should be in front of your face. Your arms should be touching each other from the tips of your fingers to your elbows.
With your palms pressed together, slowly spread your elbows apart. Do this while lowering your hands to waist height. Stop when your hands are in front of your belly button or you feel the full stretch.
Hold the stretch for 10 to 30 seconds, then repeat.
Next, extend one arm in front of you at shoulder height.
Keep your palm down, facing the floor. Release your wrist so that your fingers point downward.
With your free hand, gently grasp your fingers and pull them back toward your body.
Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
How does that feel? Remember take it slow and never cause yourself any pain.
Until next time. GRACE & PEACE