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How do you do tendon gliding exercise for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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In this exercise, you'll move your fingers and hand through a series of different positions. Take your time and move smoothly from one position to the next:

  • Start with your elbow bent, your wrist straight, your fingers together and pointing toward the ceiling, and your thumb relaxed.
  • Curl your fingers inward, so they're all bent at the middle knuckles and your fingertips touch the top of your palm -- it looks like you're hitchhiking with curled fingers.
  • Straighten your fingers to make an L-shape with your hand -- your thumb's still relaxed.
  • Fold your fingers straight down so your fingertips touch your palm -- you're making a straight-fingered fist with your thumb now tucked in and touching your index finger.
  • Curl your fingers into a regular fist.
  • Repeat 10 times.
  • Do this two to three times a day.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Carpal tunnel exercises: Can they relieve symptoms?"

PubMed: "Exercise and mobilisation interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome," "The comparative effectiveness of combined lumbrical muscle splints and stretches on symptoms and function in carpal tunnel syndrome."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Efficacy of tendon and nerve gliding exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials."

Arthritis Research UK: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

NHS, University Hospital Southampton: "Carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy."

NHS, Oxford University Hospitals: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

Eastern Washington University: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

Arthritis Foundation: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on July 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Carpal tunnel exercises: Can they relieve symptoms?"

PubMed: "Exercise and mobilisation interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome," "The comparative effectiveness of combined lumbrical muscle splints and stretches on symptoms and function in carpal tunnel syndrome."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Efficacy of tendon and nerve gliding exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials."

Arthritis Research UK: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

NHS, University Hospital Southampton: "Carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy."

NHS, Oxford University Hospitals: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

Eastern Washington University: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

Arthritis Foundation: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on July 07, 2019

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