Wrist & Hand Exercises
We have exercises for rehabilitation of specific injuries. We have also categorized them into early, mid and late stage exercises although this is only a guide and we recommend seeking professional advice.
Exercise programs for specific injuries
This stretch requires the help of a partner or therapist to stretch the muscles which supinate the wrist (turn the hand over).
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.
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.
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.
Ulna and radial deviation are the movements of tilting the wrist from one side to the other.
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.
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.