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Carpal Tunnel Exercises After Surgery

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Moving your fingers into different fist formations is a gentle way to work the tendons that go through the carpal tunnel. To do a hook fist, curl your fingers in to meet the top of your palm so your upper two knuckles are bent. Touch your fingers to the bottom of your palm to do a straight fist exercise. To do a full fist, bend all of your knuckles into the center of your palm and make a regular fist. Do 10 to 12 reps of each exercise.

Carpal Tunnel Exercises After Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Exercises After Surgery

THUMB FLEXION
Thumb flexion is performed with your palm open and fingers together. Extend your thumb out to the side, then move it across the front of your palm. Try to touch the bottom part of your little finger, then extend it back out. Do this 10 to 12 times.

Another exercise that can be done is a thumb stretch. To do this exercise, open your palm and apply pressure to the bottom part of your thumb with your other hand. Pull it back into a hitchhiker’s position until you feel a stretch in the thumb muscles. Release and repeat 10 to 12 times.
ULNAR GLIDE
The ulnar nerve glide helps stretch the wrist and it also incorporates the funny bone. To do this exercise, extend your arms out to your sides with your palms in a “stop” position. Bend your elbows and bring your hands toward your ears. As you do this, bend your wrists so your fingers are pointing down toward your shoulders. Extend your arms back out and repeat 10 to 12 times.
FINGER ABDUCTION
To reduce swelling that can occur in your fingers, you can do finger abduction and adduction. To do these, simply open your fingers as wide as you can, then close your fingers back together. This is also a good stretch to do during the workday when your hand is in a fixed position for a long period of time. Do 10 to 12 reps of these.
FOREARM EXTENSOR
To stretch the back part of the wrist and forearm, you can do an extensor stretch. Extend your arm out in front of you and let your hand hang down naturally. Your palm should be facing down. Grab the back of your hand and push it further until you feel a stretch in the back of your wrist. Hold for 30 to 40 seconds and release. If you want to get more emphasis on your stretch, make a fist while do the stretch.
FOREARM FLEXOR
Supination and pronation are technical terms for “palms up” and “palms down.” To do a forearm supination, hold your hand out in front of you with your palm open and facing up. Keep your arm straight as you grab your fingers with the other hand and apply downward pressure. You are basically bending your fingers back toward your forearm. Hold for 30 to 40 seconds and release. To do pronation, extend your arm out with your palm facing down. Now pull up your fingers toward your forearm. Hold for 30 to 40 seconds and release.
WRIST CURLS
Wrist curls can be done to strengthen the forearms and wrists. To do these, sit in a chair with comfortable handrails. Grab soup cans and place your arms on the handrails so your hands are hanging off the edge and your palms are facing down. Bend your wrists so your hands go down toward the floor, and then bend them up as far as you can. Do 4 to 6 reps; then rotate your arms so your palms are facing up.

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