Exercises to keep CTS at bay
Exercise can actually help control and manage CTS. However, make sure you consult a doctor before starting out:
1. Warm up
- Massage your hand both ways, inside and outside with the other hand.
- Hold your fingers and slowly bend your wrist back, for about five seconds.
- Stretch your thumb by pulling it down and back.
- Clench your first tightly and then release; do it five times.
- Rotate your wrist
While standing or sitting keep your elbows close to your waist, extend your forearms parallel to the floor and palms facing down. Rotate both your wrists in clockwise and than in anticlockwise direction 10 times first by making fists then with an open hand.
- Curl your wrist
Again like above, stand or sit with elbows close to your waist and forearms extended in front of you, parallel to the ground with palms facing down. Bend your wrist down while holding a one-pound dumbbell. Repeat it 10 times after holding it down for about five seconds.
- Bend your wrist
Sit or stand with your elbows close to the waist, forearms parallel to floor and palms facing down. Again hold a one-pound dumbbell in both your hands and bend your wrists while keeping the forearm still. However, bend your wrist from side to side this time and repeat it 10 times. If you’re still experiencing pain after back surgery Jersey City, contact us!