Wrist & Hand Exercises
We have exercises for rehabilitation of specific injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. We also have general wrist and hand exercises below. Select from the articles below to view videos and coaching tips on these wrist and hand rehabilitation exercises.
This stretch requires the help of a partner or therapist to stretch the muscles which supinate the wrist (turn the hand over).
Putty can be used to strengthen the small muscles of the wrist and hand. This is useful after injuries such as fracture to any of the small bones in the hand or a wrist, thumb or finger sprain.
This exercise aims to increase the range of motion into pronation and supination. Pronation is the movement of turning the hand so the palm faces downwards. Supination is the opposite movements so the palm ends facing upwards.
Ulna and radial deviation are the movements of tilting the wrist from one side to the other. Radial deviation is to move the thumb side of the hand down towards the wrist and ulna deviation is moving the little finger side down.
This wrist flexion exercise can be performed with a dumbbell as shown, or with a resistance band. It is great for strengthening the wrist flexor muscles of the forearm after wrist and elbow injuries.
Wrist extension exercises are rarely used in weight training programmes, although it is a great exercise for rehabilitation of injuries such as tennis elbow and sprains/fractures of the wrist.
Rubber band exercises are a great way for strengthening the finger extensors and is commonly used in treating tennis elbow injuries as the same muscles causing pain at the elbow, also control finger extension.