Thursday, June 30, 2011

Easy Exercises to Help Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - CTS

CTS is what happens when the median nerve, which runs through the wrist gets compressed or damaged. This seems to be brought upon by repeated hand motions over many years. Today we see that anyone who spends many hours a day working on a computer has an increased chance of developing CTS.

Here are three easy exercises that can help to prevent CTS

  1. Rest one forearm on a table palm down. Now with the other hand lift the fingers of the hand resting on the table to stretch the muscles of the wrist, hand and forearm. Hold the stretch for five minutes and then repeat with the other hand.
  2. Stand at the edge of a table and place you hands palm down on the table. Now lean forward slowly to stretch the hands and forearms.
  3. Place a rube band around you finger to create resistance and the open and close your fingers.

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