Curing Wrist Problems
Using the hand and wrist for much of the day, pain and problems may occur that we just don’t anticipate. Since we need to continue these movements, often, the condition only gets worse. This is where physical therapy can help!
Whether it’s a traumatic accident or chronic pain, the combination of exercise, stretching, and therapeutic modalities not only help relieve wrist pain but also make the wrist stronger to prevent future pain while undergoing the day’s ranges of motion.
At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, our Howard Beach physical therapists are specially trained to help patients overcome wrist injuries and do so within weeks. We have been helping patients for over 30 years and have a proven track record to get rid of unnecessary pain.
While at the beginning of recovery, the advice of a physical therapist is necessary, here are a few exercises that we implement during our program to both strengthen the wrist and help it recover from joint and tissue damage.
- Seated Wrist Hammer Straight Curls - In a seated position, with your back straight, place your forearm on your thigh with your palm facing upwards. Hold a 5-10 pound weight in your hand and bring your wrist upwards toward your bicep. Repeat for 12 repetitions and do 3 sets. Then switch hands.
- Finger Curls - It is important to strengthen the hands in order to develop wrist strength and many finger strengthening exercises also develop wrist strength. One great finger strengthening exercise is to simple squeeze your finger into a fist and then release. Squeeze your finger into a fist 20 times and and you can even do both hands at the same time. This type of hand strengthening is also a great way to prevent arthritis in your hands by keeping them strong.
- Wrist Flexion Stretch - A loose mobile wrist is also important for helping the wrist overcome it’s condition. In the wrist flexion stretch, hold one arm outwards and grab the tip of your fingers with the other hand. Gently, pull back the fingers until your feel a slight stretch in your wrist. Hold for 30 seconds and then switch wrists. Repeat exercise twice.
Cross Bay Physical therapy is here to help you correct your wrist injury and wrist physical therapy is perhaps the most effective treatment that can bring long-term sustainable benefit to your life because it focuses on long-term joint health.
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By Benjamin Bieber