Alternative Therapy for Hand Pain

Even though a computer age equals efficiency, spending most of your day sitting dormant in front of a computer screen can have more of an effect on the body than you think.

Other than using our eyes to scan the screen, the most active part of the body is our hands and though it may not feel particularly strenuous our tendons and muscles muscles in the fingers and wrists might have something else to say.

Below are a few helpful tips which will keep our precious hands in good condition:

Posture
According to experts whilst at work we should be sitting up while typing and leaning back a little at the keyboard which allows the spine to stretch. If you don’t have the money to spend on a pricy office chair then get yourself a back support to stop you slouching and invest in a wrist guard or a supportive mouse pad which will give your wrists more support and have also been found to improve posture.

Movement
If you are sitting in the same position for an extended period of time then get up for two minute every half and hour and take a little stroll around the office and have a good stretch from the tip of the toes to the finger tips.

Exercise
Finger exercises and wrist strengthening will increase the blood flow to your hands and tighten muscles in order to reduce pain. Apparatus such as a resistance band will work extensor muscles and will hone in on certain finger extensor muscles which provide the basis of the the finger strength in healthy hands. Even just a few exercises two times per week will help to improve your range of motion.

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Emma Hilton

Written by Emma Hilton

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