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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William S. Marras, PhD, CPE - Ergonomics
Current as of May 30, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: May 30, 2013
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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