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How To Restore Wrist Motion With The Help Of Physio Exercises

Wrist injuries can be painful and frustrating as it limits your movement. You may not be able to do even the simplest of things such as eating or holding things. If you have severely injured your wrist, then it may require you to undergo surgery in order to get your wrist to function perfectly as before. After the surgery, you may have to undergo physiotherapy for rehabilitation of your wrist. Post-surgery physiotherapy is important as it assists in regaining flexibility and recovering quickly. Let’s take a look at some of the most common physiotherapy exercises for wrist motion restoration.

Finger Extension

For this exercise, you need to have a rubber band. Here is how you can do this exercise:

  1. Place the rubber band around your fingers and the thumb of the broken wrist.

  2. Spread your fingers and thumb as far as possible.

  3. Bring your fingers back to the original position.

  4. You should do this exercise with 3 sets of 10 repetitions.

This exercise strengthens the extensor muscles. When the extensor muscles are strong, they can increase the mobility of the wrist.

Wrist Extension

Here is how you can do this exercise:

  1. Place your affected forearm on the edge of a table with your palm facing down.

  2. Stretch your wrist upwards closing the wrist.

  3. Hold this position for 5 seconds.

  4. Release the wrist and allow it to go back in the same position by opening your wrist.

Do this exercise in 3 sets with 10 repetitions in each set. This exercise strengthens the carpi extensors and makes your wrist more mobile.

Wrist Flexor Stretch

Here is how you can perform this exercise:

  1. Extend your affected forearm in a way that you can see the back of your palm exactly in front of your eyes.

  2. With the working hand, hold the fingers of the raised palm and pull it towards your body.

  3. Continue this exercise till you feel a stretch in your hand.

  4. Repeat the exercise by facing the palm downwards and slowly pulling the palm towards you.

This exercise strengthens the wrist muscles. Repeat this exercises as many times as you can.

Hand Flips

Here is how you can do this exercise:

  1. Sit straight on a chair.

  2. Place your palm on your thighs.

  3. Slowly flip your hands in a way that your palms are now facing outside.

Repeat this exercise with 3 sets of 10 repetitions. This exercise helps in strengthening your flexion muscles and increases the mobility of your wrist.

These are some of the exercises that you can do at home. You can do these exercises to restore wrist motion and improve mobility. If you need help in restoring wrist motion, contact a physiotherapist in Sherwood Park to assist you in physiotherapy exercises.