People who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases often suffer from decreased hand strength. Often, this can affect so many daily activities. From cooking and cleaning to spending time with friends and family, we all need our hands to do even simpler tasks!
exercises can help
build hand strength
and get you back to
doing what you love!
1. Making a fist, sqeezing for 2-3 seconds, and letting go.
2. With your hand flat on a table, lift each finger individually for 1-2 seconds, then let it down.
3. Increase grip strength by walking your fingers over a towel until you are sqeezing as much as possible, then let it go.
4. Pinch your thumb to each finger individually for 1-2 seconds, then let go.
5. Focus on the thumb by moving away from and towards the palm of your hand.
6. Spread the fingers out as much as possible and hold for a few seconds, then slowly bring back together.
Do each of these 5-10 times each or spead them out over a day. Allowing your hands to get warm before doing these exercises will increase the effectiveness as well as decrease potential pain or discomfort.
Do not overwork yourself. You know your limits better than anyone, so take breaks if you need them! Each of these exercises focuses on the muscles within the hand, but it is important to note that continuing to do the activities you enjoy will also increase strength and endurance while doing something you love. With the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to incoorporate some of these exercises into your routine!
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