Repetitive Movement and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Published on under Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Thumb-finger “push-ups”: Place the pads of your fingers and thumbs together in front of you and keep the fingers straight, spread apart, and pointing down. Push the hands together (try to touch your palms) and then push them apart by flexing your fingers and repeat. This stretches all five digits and the palm/forearm muscles ALL at the same time.
- Shake ‘em out: …as if you’re shaking your wet hands to dry them. Continue this for as long as one to two minutes every hour.
- Wall-stretches: Place your palm on a wall, elbow straight, fingers pointed down and push your palm flat into the wall as far as you can. Reach over and pull your thumb back off the wall with your other hand and hold for 20-30 seconds. Switch hands and repeat the stretch. This can be repeated two to three times per hand every hour.
Of course, consult with your doctor of chiropractic so that he or she can take a look at your patient history and examine the entire course of the median nerve to identify any other factors that may contribute to your carpal tunnel syndrome-associated symptoms.
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