To help prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), or to alleviate mild to moderate CTS symptoms, Dr. Housang Seradge, of the University of Oklahoma Orthopedic and Reconstructive Research Foundation, has developed exercises that are easy but very beneficial. Below is an example.
Do 10 repetitions.
As always, check with your physician before attempting any exercise. Cease immediately if you feel pain. And please note that Dr. Seradge does not recommend this exercise for people with severe CTS symptoms.
This is a good exercise to do as a “warm up” prior to working at your desk, the same as joggers do stretching exercises prior to running. Take a quick break every couple of hours throughout your workday to perform this exercise, as well.
This exercise is simple, easy, and extremely beneficial. Another simple, easy, and very beneficial way of alleviating CTS discomfort is using the best ergonomic pen available when writing. The UGLee Pen allows you to write without putting excess stress or strain on the tendons that go through the carpal tunnel, thus preventing or alleviating repeated stress injuries to the hand and thumb.
Thank you to e-hand.com for these illustrations.