Hand & Wrist Stretches for Arthritis Pain Relief – Ask Doctor Jo

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Hand & Wrist Stretches for Arthritis Pain Relief http://www.AskDoctorJo.com These hand and wrist stretches can help with arthritis pain relief or hand pain in general. Read Doctor Jo’s blog post about this video at http://www.askdoctorjo.com/content/hand-stretches-arthritis

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People often overlook stretching their hands, but they are just as important as the rest of your body. When your hands and fingers get stiff and painful, it can prevent you from doing simple everyday activities. Many times people will get a “trigger finger” which is a snapping of the tendon in your finger.

The first stretches will be to loosen up your wrist. Make a fist, and at your wrist, bend your hand up and down into flexion and extension. Then you can go side-to-side into radial and ulnar deviation. You can open your fist and straighten your hands for an increased stretch. If that doesn’t feel like enough stretch, you can give yourself some overpressure by using your other hand and push in the directions you are stretching. Now you are going to work you finger joints from the closest ones, or proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP), to the furthest away, distal interphalangeal joints (DIP). Gently bend at each joint group, and hold the area closest to you in place so movement is only at the desired joint. Lastly, you can get your thumb involved. Touch each finger to your thumb and work your way to each finger and back.

Hand & Wrist Stretches for Arthritis Pain Relief:

DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can’t possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don’t use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won’t help, and it could make things worse. If you experience any pain, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.


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Amrit Dhillon says:

if wrists are swollen due to arthritis, can we do these stretches?

Donashia says:

I just appreciate u so much

gender gremlin says:

im no hunter but I play guitar and crochet and these are so very helpful for getting my hand warmed up and stretched for it. i can go for much longer without Any pain now (i crochet for a living so keeping a steady pace in my work overall is important) and whenever i take breaks now my hands dont feel stiff or anything and i do those in between for a bit and its just. an overall better experience now thank you so very much for these!!


I'm a simple man… i see girls with guns… I click. =) … good stretches tips .. btw…

tellno lies says:

Feels soo good thanks !!

Louise Johnson says:

Your videos are so good! Will doing deep tissue massage givee early arthritis?

fiediche says:

Omg! That helped nearly immediately! Thank you!

Caleb Robinette says:

I'm a boxer and this video will help me so much during my recovery sessions now! Thank you for the help, I am now subscribed!

Harshith Kumar Y.J says:

Not only me 72k people r having wrist pain

Mpumeh Antishia says:

Hello my fingers cant go up straght😥

nik. says:

im a weightlifter, this video is a godsent to me

vinodha reddy says:

Can we do the exercises when the pain is there pls answer me

Charu Latha80 says:

Hi Good Evening
Actually my daughter suffered Juvanile arthritis from 2019 sep i have continued medicine as per doctor advise she is 13 yrs past two months she have swelling in her right hand wrist she took medicine but swelling not reduce
Pls advice dr Jo

Natala G says:

I just happened across this. Most of my fingers are crooked as hen’s teeth—and painful! Hope this works!

André Carlos says:

I dont know if you still answer but, i play pc games a lot, and i feel the need to do stretches on wrist and hands due to seeing lots of older people getting problems on these areas. Do you recommend any specific video for people who do gaming? I LOVE YOUR CHANNEL KEEP UP YOUR VIDEOS!

Caroline Sorel says:

I would have like that the all exercises was done with us with the timing

Sheridan Lawson says:

Hi Dr Jo. Thank you so much for your videos, the are so easy to follow and a great help.

Bill says:

Thanks for this Doc Jo. I am really finding it impossible to do the last fingertip bend (top knuckle ) with the whole finger curling up.Is this a problem?

Cbl izy says:

I play guitar and have to do this every 10 minutes. With ice and ibuprofen. Is it even possible for it to get better?

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