1. Wrist Stretches
A good wrist stretch can help open up the compressed area and relieve some of that carpal tunnel discomfort. This stretch has helped me quite a bit. Here’s what you do:
- Sitting or standing up straight, raise your arms so that they are straight out in front of you, parallel to the floor. Make fists with both hands.
- Inhale, and when you exhale, bend your wrists, so that your fists are now pointing toward the floor. You should feel a light stretch in your forearms and your wrists. Hold for a slow count of 7.
- On your next exhale, bring your hands back to neutral, and open your fists, spreading your fingers wide. Flex your wrists, so that you’re making a stop motion with both hands, pulling your fingers back as much as you can. You’ll feel a stretch on the underside of your wrists. Hold for another slow count of 7.
- Repeat the steps above 10 times.
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