Stretches to ease wrist and arm fatigue

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These exercises have been recommended by ergonomics experts for a long time, but some people find them uncomfortable. If these stretches are not comfortable for you, do not continue them.

Extensor stretch

  1. Hold your arm straight at waist height, palm down.
  2. Gently bend your wrist by pressing your hand down.
  3. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  5. Repeat on the other arm.

Flexor stretch #1

  1. Hold your arm straight at waist height, palm up.
  2. Gently bend your wrist by pressing your hand down.
  3. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  5. Repeat on the other arm.

Flexor stretch #2

  1. Hold your arm straight at waist height, palm down.
  2. Gently bend your wrist and fingers up by pulling up.
  3. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  5. Repeat on the other arm.

Last Updated: June 8, 2009

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & David A. Fleckenstein, MPT - Physical Therapy

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