Hand Arthritis Stretches Exercises Ask Jo
Hey everybody, it's Jo. And today I'mgonna show you some stretches and exercises for hand arthritis. So you'll have betterJazz Hands. Let's get started. To start off you're just gonna warm up your wrist. Youcan prop it up on something so you can have your arm relaxed, but if you're not next toa table or counter top, you can just prop up your elbow on your leg or something likethat. But this will make it just a little more comfortable. So make a fist with yourhand and just getting the wrist loosened up first cause all those muscles and tendonsthat go out into the hand are also in the wrist. So just start off with about 10 to15, it doesn't have to be anything too strenuous
just getting those muscles loosened up a littlebit. And then you're gonna do a little side to side. So same thing, just start off with10 to 15 to get those muscles nice and loose. Then you;re gonna go into the fingers andthe hand. What you want to do now is try and keep your fingers as straight as you can andyou're gonna tap each finger with your thumb in the middle. But try and keep them straight.I know it's kind of hard, but that's just gonna get those joints at the bottom therekind of loosened up. So just do about 3 times all of them back and forth to get everythingnice and loosened up. Shake it out a little bit if you need to. And then we're gonna stretchat each segment of the finger. So starting
off with the ones closest to your hand, tryand keep those fingers straight, and just come in like this and then straight out. Soyour fingers might bend just a little bit, but that's ok, but you're really trying toget that joint moving. And just start off with maybe 10, just that continuous movementback and forth. After you go to that one, then move on to the next one. Where now youcan curl those top fingers to get that bend in there. Almost like into a claw position.But curling in and coming back out. Again, just 10 to 15 of those. And then going tothe end fingers. Now I have a really hard time doing this. Sometimes I have to holdon and maybe even do each one individually.
Now some people can kind of curl them allat the same time. But I do have some hand arthritis, so just holding right below thatjoint. Do maybe 2 bends one each one, and then alternate going back on each one. Andthen coming back up. Until you get 10. So 5 sets of 2 should be fine. Getting thosenice and loosened up. Then the last one, starting off with all your fingers together like this,and then just fan them out, and come back in. So really just getting that movement inthere. Now these are small joints, so you don't have to do a whole lot. You don't haveto do a long time of the stretches and exercises, you can just do 2 3 minutes, 2 3 timesa day. So fanning out and coming back in.
So those were your stretches and exercisesfor hand arthritis. So if you have any questions, leave them in the comments section, if you'dlike to check out some other tutorials, go to AskJo And remember, be safe, havefun, and I hope you feel better soon.
Hand Wrist Stretches for Arthritis Pain Relief Ask Jo
Hey everybody, it's Jo. Don't worry,I wasn't hunting Bambi, but here in the south, hunting is a really big deal, and sometimesyour hand can start hurting. So I'm gonna show you some stretches for your hands andyour fingers today. Alright, let's start with some wrist exercises. First you can keep yourelbow bent, that's fine, and you're going to bring your fist downward so you're gettinga stretch up here. You can either hold it for 30 seconds, if it's not too tight, oryou can just do a slow motion going up and down, and do that just 10 times repeatedly.So either 30 seconds holding it down, 30 seconds holding it up. Or rotating back and forth.And that's gonna get that wrist loosened up
for you a little bit. Then you can turn yourfist to the side and go down and up that way. So, same kind of thing, you can either holdit down for 30 seconds, hold it up for 30 seconds, or just do a slow movement back andforth about 10 times. Once you get your wrist loosened up, then you're gonna start workingon your fingers. So first usually what I'll do is I'll start closest to the hand and thenmove my way to the end. So bending at your joints on the outside here, you're going tojust bring them down. If you want to push a little bit more with your other hand youcan. Stretching those joints out a little bit. Same kind of thing, you can go 10 timesjust back and forth, a little pop in there,
or you can hold it for 30 seconds. Then you'regonna move up to the next joint where you're gonna curl your fingers down. You'll be ableto see them all right there, and there getting those joints in the middle right there. Samekind of thing, you can hold it for 30 seconds, or you can just curl your fingers up and downto get them moving. And then the last joint on the end is usually the hardest. Sometimespeople can just bend them without holding on to them with their fingers. I have to holdon to mine. Mine don't bend on their own. And just kind of curling them down and comingup. So, same thing, you can hold them for 30 seconds, or you can do 10 just nice andslow moving back and forth. Then the last
once to get your thumb involved a little bit,is just to touch each finger with your thumb. Get that moving back and forth. You can circlearound, or you can go back the other way, or you can alternate. And there you have it,that should loosen up your wrist and your fingers. So all you hunters out there, oranybody who has arthritis in their hands and wrists in general, those are some good stretchesto get you loosened up and get you going. If you have a question, please leave it inthe comments section. And if you'd like to check out some more tutorials, please go to AskJo .Have fun, be safe, and I hope you feel better soon.