HANS02 Finger Flexion and Adduction Strengthening Exercise

Function:

To increase the strength of the fingers in their ability to flex or squeeze.

Method:

Starting Position:

Place the affected hand by your side, elbow flexed and hand facing forwards. Thread the loops of a hand exerciser down to the middle of your fingers. A simple soft ball may also be suitable.

Action:

Slowly and in a controlled manner squeeze your fingers inwards towards your palm to reach the end of their limits and hold in that position for 5 seconds. Open or fan your fingers out and repeat.

Notes:

If both hands are affected, try the exercise with both hands simultaneously. If you suffer from connective tissue disease like rheumatoid arthritis ensure that you discuss this exercise with your osteopath.