09 January 2018
There are many reasons you may suffer from stiffness, swelling, or pain in your hands and there are many ways of treating these conditions.
Here Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan (Shyam), a Consultant Hand Surgeon at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, Birmingham West Midlands recommends hand and wrist exercises to strengthen joints, increase range of motion and help with pain relief.
Making these exercises part of a daily routine can help many people but if they become difficult to do or are not helping relieve pain it may be time to visit your GP or make an appointment with Mr Shyamalan at the Midlands Hand Clinic he runs at Spire Parkway Hospital.
Exercise 1 – When your hands are stiff
Make a gentle fist, wrapping your thumb across your fingers.
Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Release and spread your fingers wide.
Repeat with both hands at least four times.
Exercise 2 – When your fingers are stiff
Keep your wrist and the base joints straight, and bend your middle and end joints of your fingers toward your palm, one at a time. Hold each position for five seconds. Repeat on all 10 fingers twice a day.
Exercise 3 – When your hands are achy
Curve all of your fingers inward until they touch and form an ‘O’. Hold for a few seconds, straighten and repeat a few times on each hand.
If you have any concerns about your hand health and would like a consultation, phone 0121 704 5512 or enquire here.