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    Exercises for Arm and Wrist

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    Your doctor can give you information about exercises for building flexibility and strength in your hand, wrist, and arm.

    Exercises for flexibility may include:

    • Rotating your wrist up, down, and from side to side.
    • Stretching your fingers far apart, then relaxing them, then stretching them again.
    • Stretching your thumb by pulling it back gently, holding it, and then releasing it.

    Exercises to increase strength may include:

    • Squeezing a rubber ball.
    • Wrist curls and extensions with a light weight.

    If any exercise or motion causes pain or swelling, stop that exercise, or reduce the intensity or amount of motion.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery

    Current as ofMay 23, 2016

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