The following hand and wrist exercises can help reduce the risk of injuries when using handheld electronics:
Note: These exercises should never be painful when completing them. You should only feel a gentle stretch. You should stretch both sides. Should you experience pain, please consult a hand therapist or physician.
Gentle strengthening exercises may be used to complement these stretches, to rebalance the muscles in the hands and arms, and prevent problems. Consult a hand therapist for appropriate exercises.
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Professional hand therapists are highly specialized physical or occupational therapists with expertise in the delicate and essential functions of the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders.
Call 401-444-5178 for more information about hand therapy at Rhode Island Hospital.
Source: American Society of Hand Therapists