Firstly, just to note, there are two exciting holidays this week. One, President’s Day, celebrates the country’s presidents and particularly honors George Washington, our first President, and celebrates his birthday on February 22nd. The other is Ash wednesday, a day of fasting for Christians and the beginning of Lent.
Do You Know Why You Have Wrist and/or Hand Pain?
The wrist and hand have a lot of importance. Hand an wrist pain can make it very difficult to function and complete our daily tasks. Physical Therapy for hand and wrist pain are proven strategies to alleviate the pain and injury of the wrist and hand.
Cross Bay Physical Therapy, our Queens Physical Therapy office, has been in practice for over 30 years treating thousand of patients and helping them recover from wrist and hand injuries. Through massage, therapeutic modalities, exercise and stretching, it is possible to correct this pain.
Helpful Stretches For Wrist and Hand Pain
Here are a few stretches that you can do at home to alleviate wrist and hand pain.
- Finger Flexion/Extension
- First, extend the fingers open as wide as possible. Hold for 5 seconds. Then make a fist as tight as possible and hold for five seconds again. Repeat for 10 repetitions. This exercise improves the mobility and functionality of a stiff hand.
2. Wrist Flexor Stretch
1. With your arm resting on a table, your hand hanging off of the table, and your elbow straight, gently grab the injured hand and pull the wrist backwards until you feel a slight stretch. Hold this position for 5 seconds and then rest. Do for 10 repetitions.
1. Resting your arm in front of you and your palm facing upwards, slowly rotate the palm until it faces downwards and until a stretch is felt. Hold for 5 seconds and then rotate the palm until it faces upwards again and you feel the stretch. Again hold for 5 seconds and repeat for 10 repetitions.
These are just a few of the exercises that you will do at our Howard Beach physical therapy office and will help the mobility of your wrist and hand.
Schedule A Consultation at Cross Bay Physical Therapy!
Call 718-835-0084 and schedule an evaluation with one of our physical therapists today! The Howard Beach physical therapists in our office will work one-on-one with you each physical therapy session until your pain disappears and your wrist is stronger than before.
By Benjamin Bieber