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Wrist Pain Relief – Ask Doctor Jo

Hey everybody it’s Doctor Jo, and today I’m going to show you some stretches for your wrist flexors and extensors. so let’s get started. before we start, if you haven’t subscribed already, make sure and click on the button over there. so for the wrist flexors and extensors, we’re gonna do two stretches each way for 30 seconds. so we’ll go up and then down and then up and down again. so I’ve got a timer set, so it’s going to be 30 seconds and then we’re gonna do a little ten-second break in between. so let’s go ahead and get started with the stretches for the wrist flexors and extensors. so you’re gonna put your hands out in front of you, and we’ll start with the stretching the wrist extensors first. so just going downwards, so with this if you just hold it this way, you get a lot of stretch. if this is too much stretch, put your fingers out and it’s just a little bit less of a stretch.

If you want even more of a stretch you can push in on your hand and curl it in, and that will give you even more of a stretch. so after that, little 10-second break. these are great if you’re working at a desk especially on a computer for long periods. if you’re doing a lot of stuff with your hands, these are really great to do. so now we’re going into the wrist flexors. so this time is kind of opposite, if you have your fists in a fist, it’s not quite as much of a stretch, but if you open up your hands you get even more of a stretch and you feel it under there, so again if you want more stretch than that you can just do a little pull, gentle pull, on each side, or you can put your hand up on a wall. so any kind of work with your hands a lot these muscles get really tired, so it’s great for these if you’re an artist or a guitar player that works really well as well. and if you want a little bit more, you can stretch three on each side, but this is just to kind of give you an idea.

So again curling down with your fingers to get a lot of stretch, opening them up if you just want a little bit of a stretch and if you want a little bit of overpressure you can push it into a wall or you can just kind of alternate back and forth giving a little pressure with your other hand that way. but again this is probably enough if they’re sore and tired. getting that good stretch in there and then take a little break. sometimes you want to shake them out a little bit because it feels like a big stretch in there, and then we’re gonna do one more going upwards. so hands out, up almost into a stop sign position.

So getting that nice stretch and so when you’re up stretching out the wrist flexors underneath and then when you’re down you’re stretching those wrist extensors up on top. so stop sign getting that nice stretch in there. remember if you don’t want quite as much, make a fist then more then over pressure. so there you have it. those were your stretches for your wrist flexors and extensors. this is actually a part of an office series where I give you a bunch of different stretches from head to toe, and if you’re sitting in an office or even if you’re working at home or doing something where you’re sitting for a long period, these are easy stretches. you don’t need equipment to do it so if you want to see some more, make sure and click up here, and if you’d like to help support my channel find out how by clicking up here, and don’t forget to subscribe by clicking down here.

remember be safe (loosen them up), have fun, and I hope you feel better soon..

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