Help me put together an arm/hand stretching routine...
October 3, 2011 12:03 PM   Subscribe

Help me put together an arm/hand stretching routine...

My forearms have been getting tighter and tighter recently, contributing I suspect to the beginnings of elbow and wrist pain. (Too much computer time at work, garden pruning, etc.) Please recommend some forearm/hand/finger warmups, stretches and stretching routines I can use during the day.
posted by lemonade to Health & Fitness (3 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries: A Self-Care Program is an amazing book that not only offers specific stretches, but explains how to stretch in a way that's much more effective than traditional stretching. I can't recommend it highly enough.
posted by callmejay at 12:26 PM on October 3, 2011

Best answer: I like the stretching philosophy of this book, and I've gotten a lot out of it. It's a very gentle, patient kind of stretching (focused on fascia) taking the view that the tissue is injured, so pushing it hard is liable to be counterproductive.
posted by spbmp at 12:26 PM on October 3, 2011

Response by poster: Well, given that you both recommended the same book, I'm ordering it today! Thanks!
posted by lemonade at 9:41 AM on October 4, 2011

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