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Hand and Wrist Exercises: Finger Grip and Release

This exercise stretches and strengthens your hands and wrists. Before starting, read through all the instructions. While exercising, breathe normally. If you feel any pain, stop the exercise. If the pain persists, contact your healthcare provider.

  • Make a tight fist. (Or you can grasp a sponge or ball.) Hold for _____ seconds. Then relax.

  • Spread your fingers as far apart as possible. Hold for _____ seconds. Then relax.

  • Repeat _____ times for each hand. Do _____ sets a day.

    Palm view of hand with fingers in tight fist.Palm view of hand with fingers splayed.

Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN CCRC
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Trina Bellendir PT
Date Last Reviewed: 7/1/2021
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