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7 Simple Hand Exercises That Help Reduce Arthritis Pain

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Here are the simple hand exercises for arthritis pain

If your hands are suffering from arthritis pain, here are the seven (7) simple hand exercises that you can do in order to reduce the aching.

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Exercise number 1

  1. Holding your left hand out with all of your fingers straight.
  2. Slowly bend your hand into a fist, placing your thumb on the outside of your hand. Be gentle, don’t squeeze your hand.
  3. Then, open your hand back up until your fingers are straight once again.

You can repeat these exercise 10 times, starting from your left hand and do the same routine in your right hand. Whenever your hands feel stiff, you can also do this exercise.

Exercise number 2

  1. Hold your left hand held up straight.
  2. Bend your thumb down toward your palm and hold it for a couple of seconds.
  3. Then, straighten your thumb back up.

Repeat the steps in all of the fingers in both hands.

Exercise number 3

  1. Hold your left hand out with all of your fingers straight.
  2. Then, bend your thumb inward toward the palm.
  3. Stretch for the bottom of your pinky finger with your thumb. Just stretch your thumb as far as you can if you can’t reach your pinky.
  4. Hold the position for a second or two
  5. Then, return your thumb to the starting position and do the same procedures with your right hand.

Repeat this exercise for 10 times.

Exercise number 4

  1. Curve all of your fingers inward until they touch, forming the shape of an “O and hold it for a few seconds.
  2. Then, straighten your fingers again and repeat the same procedures on the other hand.

Do this exercise for a few times every day or whenever you feel your hands are aching.

Exercise number 5

  1. On a table, place the pinky-side edge of your left hand while your thumb is pointed up and hold it in the same position.
  2. Then, bend the other four fingers inward until the “L” shape is formed and hold it also for a few seconds.
  3. Slowly, straighten your fingers to move them back into the starting position. Do the same steps with your right hand.

You can do this exercise for 10 times on each hand.

Exercise number 6

  1. Place your left hand on a table with your palm down.
  2. Lift each finger slowly off the table one at a time, starting with your thumb. Hold each finger for a second or two, and then lower it.
  3. Repeat the same exercise with every finger of the right hand.

Exercise number 7

  1. For the wrist, hold your right arm out with the palm facing down.
  2. Using the left hand, gently press down on the right hand. You should feel a stretch in your wrist and arm. Hold this position for a few seconds.
  3. Then, repeat the same procedures on your left hand.

Repeat this exercise for 10 times.

READ ALSO: Fitness: Seven Simple Exercises To Build Strong Arms

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