Exercises To Treat Arthritis In Hands And Increase The Mobility

Exercises To Treat Arthritis In Hands And Increase The Mobility

Many people suffer from the common disease arthritis throughout the world. This disease is indeed painful and inflammatory in nature that attacks the joints. It can occur at the back, legs or hands and cause acute pain there and immobility as well.

Arthritis In Hands

Arthritis In Hands

Arthritis of hand can occur due to weak joints, lot of wear and tear of the muscles that can make your daily work a real task with lot of pain. You might not be able to hold anything with ease due to arthritis1.

This can be treated with the help of certain exercises and these exercises also helps in increasing the mobility of the joints and lessens down pain in the joints as well.

Exercises To Treat Arthritis In Hands And Increase The Mobility

Exercises To Treat Arthritis In Hands And Increase The Mobility

Exercises To Treat Arthritis In Hands2

1# Finger Bending

Take a smooth table and place your hand on that and try to bend your fingers one by one. Make sure that when you lift one finger then the other fingers are placed straight on the table. Do this 10 times in one go and repeat this exercise 3 times in a day on daily basis. The stretching of fingers will give you relief from the pain and increases your mobility of hands.

2# Make A Fist

Keep your hands on a stable table and then keep your wrists and fingers straight on it. Keeping your thumb out, make a tight fist and bend your joints as much as possible. If you are not being able to make a fist with on hand then take support of your another hand to make it easily. Straighten up your fingers slowly after keeping them in a fist for a minute and repeat this 3 times in a day.

Fist Exercise

Fist Exercise

3# Finger Stretch

Keep your wrist in an upright position and then hold the wrist for support with another hand. Keep the fingers straight and closed and then stretch them out separating from each other. Be in this position for a minute or so and then again join the fingers back in an upright position. Repeat this 3 times in a day and do 2 sets in a go.

4# Thumb Bend

Thumb Bend

Thumb Bend

Fan out your fingers and hold your thumb with the index finger and thumb of another hand. Bend your thumb and then hold this pose for half a minute and then straighten out your thumb. Do this 3 times in a day and repeat 2 sets in one go.

5# Finger Curl

Place the index finger of your other hand at the back of the little finger of your arthritic hand. Place the thumb of another hand on the nail side of the little finger and hold it in a curling position for few seconds. Open it up and relax. Repeat this process with all the fingers of your arthritic hand and relax after stretching them. Repeat 2 steps for 5 times in a day on daily basis.

6# Make An ‘O’

Make an ‘O’

Make an ‘O’

Keep your hand on a flat table with the fingers and wrist stretched straight. Support the wrist of your arthritic hand with other hand and then touch the tip of your thumb with the index fingertip. Try to make an ‘O’ with all the fingers and your thumb one by one. Stretch as much as possible and keep your fingers in an ‘O’ position for few seconds. Relax your hand after making an ‘O’ with each finger. Do this 3 times in a day and 3 sets in a go.

7# Tabletop Bend

Place your hand on a flat surface with your wrist help upright towards your face. Try bending the fingers towards your face so that you form a tabletop out of your hand. Remain in this position for atleast 4-5 seconds and then return back to normal position. Do this 3 times in a day and repeat 2 sets.

8# Pinch Strengthener

Pinch Strengthener

Pinch Strengthener

Rest your hand on a soft surface and then keep the wrist in an upright position. Touch your thumb with the tip of index finger and press it gently for 5 seconds. Relax and repeat the same with other fingers. Do this 3 times a day and 2 sets in one go.

Reference:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/arthritis/multimedia/arthritis/sls-20076952

https://www.healthline.com/health/osteoarthritis/arthritis-hand-exercises

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