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Carpal Tunnel Exercises

Fight Typing-Induced Hand Cramps With These Easy Exercises

When typing on a keyboard and hovering over a mouse for hours per day, expect to see some physical symptoms. Your body wasn't made to hold these positions all day! If you're like me, and your hand cramps up somethin' fierce after working all day, carpal tunnel syndrome could be the culprit.

To fight those cramps, discomfort, and hand boredom in general, do these quick hand exercises for mousing, typing, and touchscreen pointing relief!

Sit or stand while doing the following exercises, and hold all stretches for a count of five.

  • Extend your arms and hands out in front of you.
  • Stretch both your wrists and fingers upright like you're doing a handstand.
  • Then, straighten your wrists and relax your fingers.
  • Make tight fists with both hands, and bend them downward.
  • Straighten both your wrists, and relax your fingers.
  • If you can stand up, shake out your arms and hands.
  • Repeat 10 times.

Source: Instagram user krystinafaith

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LuxuryAddict LuxuryAddict 9 years
Thanks Geeksugar I'm going to really need these. I type really hard and fast too and I can feel my wrists hurting already and I'm only 19 years old.
julibul julibul 9 years
thanks. At 20, I already get pains in my wrist and fingers.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Thanks for this. I just did them and my hand and arms feel much better.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Wow, those really work. I was skeptical but did it and my wrists feel great. When I shook them out they both popped, lol.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
These are great...thanks!
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
These are great...thanks!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
thanks for the reminder - i always forget to do exercises. i'll need to do more of these before the day is through, as I have a term paper to do for tomorrow.
Madamesoybean Madamesoybean 9 years
I'm getting a new mouse due to elbow pain despite arm support. I guess it's the grip action of mousing that gets ya. Check out the Air0bic mouse....weird and you hate it for a week and then it's love.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Me too. I've been wearing a wrist brace most of the day. Some days your hands just don't want to work. Great post!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
What a coincidence, my hands are in pain right now after a day of work! Those are good stretches, I just did them. :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
What a coincidence, my hands are in pain right now after a day of work! Those are good stretches, I just did them. :)
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