8 Arthritis Hand Exercises

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  • 1. Bending Fingers

    Step 1: Straighten out your fingers and keep them close together.

    Step 2: Curl your fingers by bending the middle and end joints of your fingers while keeping your wrist and knuckles straight.

    Step 3: Moving slowly and smoothly, move your joints back to the original position.

    Step 4: Repeat this motion with your other hand.

    If possible, do this exercise multiple times.


     

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  • 2. Bending Knuckles

    Step 1: Straighten out your fingers and keep them close together.

    Step 2: Bend the knuckles, keeping your finger joints straight.

    Step 3: Hold the position for 5-10 seconds.

    Step 4: Moves your fingers back to the original position.

    Step 5: Repeat this exercise twice.


     

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  • 3. Making a Fist

    Step 1: Relax your hand.

    Step 2: Straighten your fingers and spread them apart from each other.

    Step 3: Curl your fingers into a your palm to form a loose fist, wrapping your thumb slowly around the outside of your fingers.

    Step 4: Slowly uncurl your fist to bring your fingers back to the starting position with your fingers spread.

    Step 5: Repeat this exercise with your other hand.

    Note: For this exercise, make sure you do not squeeze your fist too tightly.


     

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  • 4. Stretching Fingers

    Step 1: Spread your fingers wide apart, stretching them far as you can.

    Step 2: Relax your fingers slowly and bring them together.

    Step 3: Bring them back to their stretched position.

    Step 4: Repeat with the other hand.

    Repeat this exercise, gradually increasing the number of repetitions.


     

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  • 5. Finger to Palm

    Step 1: Hold your wrist straight and upright, with fingers straight.

    Step 2: Bend your pinky finger slowly towards your palm.

    Step 3: Hold this position for five seconds.

    Step 4: Bring your pinky straight up.

    Step 5: Repeat with the rest of your fingers one at a time.

    Do this exercise twice a day.


     

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  • 6. The OK

    Step 1: Have your wrist, fingers, and thumb point upward.

    Step 2: Make an O shape by having the tip of your index finger touch the tip of your thumb.

    Step 3: Hold this position for at least 5 and up to 20 seconds.

    Step 4: Repeat 2-10 times.

    Do this exercise twice a day.


     

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  • 7. Stretch to Fist

    Step 1: Start with your fingers straight and close together.

    Step 2: Slowly spread your fingers as far apart as you can.

    Step 3: Make a fist.

    Step 4: Hold this position for five seconds.

    Repeat this exercise twice a day.


     

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  • 8. Finger Walking

    Step 1: Put your hand on top of a flat surface, palm down, with fingers spread slightly apart,

    Step 2: Lift and move your index finger toward your thumb without moving your thumb.

    Step 3: Then slowly lift and move your middle finger toward your thumb.

    Step 4: Lift and move your ring finger, and then your pinky finger toward your thumb as well.

    Step 5: Repeat with the other hand.

    Note: Do not move your wrist or thumb as your fingers walk towards the thumb.


     

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