Tired of typing all day?  5 Effective Wrist Exercises That Can Help Get Rid of the Pain

Tired of typing all day? 5 Effective Wrist Exercises That Can Help Get Rid Of The Pain Photo credit: iStock Images

Key highlights

  • Hands are important organs of the body that are involved in almost all activities in daily living
  • Regular wrist pain cannot be ignored as it can be a sign of an underlying disease
  • Here are some exercises that can help you with wrist pain

New Delhi: The wrist is one of the parts of the body that is in constant use and wrist problems such as pain, arthritis, and injury are common. While computers have helped us get rid of the tedious process of manual writing, its alternative, typing, brings its own challenges. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the observed shift in work-related activities, the importance of back and wrist pain increased significantly. Does typing cause wrist pain all day long? Read on to learn some effective exercises that can help you get out of your misery.

Effective wrist exercises

Here are some wrist exercises that can help you get rid of the pain:

Prayer position: You can do this exercise in the following steps:

  • Sit on a table with your arms out.
  • Bring your palms together in a prayer position.
  • Make sure your arms are flat on the table.
  • Press your arms against the table until you feel a stretch.
  • Hold the position for at least 5 seconds.
  • Relax and repeat the steps.

Wrist stretch: You can do this exercise in the following steps:

  • Stand or sit with your arms outstretched.
  • Open your palms and stretch your fingers.
  • Hold your palm with your other hand and pull it inward.
  • Hold the position for at least 5 seconds.
  • Now turn your palm so that the back side is facing up.
  • Extend your fingers and pull inward with your other hand.
  • Repeat the steps with the other hand.

Wrist rotations: You can do this exercise in the following steps:

  • Sit or stand in a comfortable position and make a fist.
  • Rotate your wrist clockwise for at least 5 seconds.
  • Change direction and twist your wrist counterclockwise.
  • Repeat the steps with both hands.

Inverted wrist: You can do this exercise in the following steps:

  • Sit on your fours with your palms on the floor.
  • Make sure your fingers are straight and stretched outward.
  • Rotate your palms while keeping them on the floor. You should now be facing inward and showing your body.
  • Repeat the steps with both hands.

Crook of fist: You can do this exercise in the following steps:

  • Place your hand comfortably on a surface.
  • Make a fist with your thumb up.
  • Bend your fist down and then up.
  • Repeat at least 10 to 15 times, then switch hands.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in this article are for general information only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or nutritionist before starting any fitness program or changing your diet.

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