ARMS08 Wrist and hand extensors strengthening exercise

Function:

To strengthenthe muscles which attach to the outside of the elbow and the hand which help to extend the hand (the wrists and fingers).

Action:

Starting Position:

Stand with the affected hand suspended by your side with the palm facing backwards. Grasp a small weight (to be determined by your osteopath e.g. 1kg)

Action:

In a slow and in a progressive manner extend the wrist upwards. At the end of range fold for 5-10 seconds. Ensure you keep the elbow fully extended throughout the exercise. Relax your hand and repeat as prescribed.

Notes:

You can improvise with a narrow bottle of water. If you suffer from connective tissue disease like rheumatoid arthritis ensure that you discuss this exercise with your osteopath.