Stretches to Ease Wrist and Arm Aches and Fatigue

Stretches to ease wrist and arm aches and fatigue

These exercises have been recommended by ergonomics experts for a long time, but some people find them uncomfortable. If these stretches are not comfortable for you, do not continue them.

Extensor stretch

  • Hold your arm straight at waist height, palm down.
  • Gently bend your wrist by pressing your hand down.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  • Repeat on the other arm.

Flexor stretch #1

  • Hold your arm straight at waist height, palm up.
  • Gently bend your wrist by pressing your hand down.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  • Repeat on the other arm.

Flexor stretch #2

  • Hold your arm straight at waist height, palm down.
  • Gently bend your wrist and fingers up by pulling up.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  • Repeat on the other arm.

Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
William S. Marras, PhD, CPE - Ergonomics
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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