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Stretches to Ease Wrist and Arm Aches and Fatigue

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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

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

Flexor stretch #1

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

Flexor stretch #2

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

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam S. Marras, PhD, CPE - Ergonomics
Last RevisedMay 31, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: May 31, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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