Keep Your Hands in the Game with Chiropractic Support
By Sandy Schroeder
If your hands are stiff and sore in the morning, or painful at night, you may need new solutions to keep them healthy and pain-free.
We use our hands for countless tasks every day as we fix breakfast, help our family get organized, and show up at work to spend time on keyboards and phones. The intricate design of tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves and bones can be vulnerable to overuse, injury and age.
Put Your Chiropractor to Work
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to assess your situation and find the best answers to move ahead. The Joint Chiropractic doctors of chiropractic are well equipped to find the best answers.
When you come in, your chiropractor will want to hear about your daily routine, pain and health history. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may be the first step to help you get back on track. Individuals often report less pain, more energy and improved sleep.
Solving the Problem
Next your chiropractor may evaluate your grip strength. There are exercises to strengthen forearms and hands to strengthen the grip. The key is to see where your grip strength is and what is needed. You, your doctor and your chiropractor may become a team to find the best answers.
Harvard Health says exercise can be used to increase a joint's range of motion or stretch tendons and muscles. Other exercises strengthen muscles around a joint to create more power or greater endurance. Start with your doctor's approval and stop if there is pain or numbness.
Here is a hand mobility exercise to improve range of motion. Hold the position for 5-10 seconds and repeat it 10 times. Use the exercise three times a day.
Wrist extension - Put your forearm on a table on a padded towel with the hand hanging off of the edge of the table palm down.
- Move the hand upward in a gentle stretch
- Return to the starting position
- Repeat the motion with the elbow bent at your side, palm facing up.
To avoid pain or injury, exercises should be done slowly and carefully with a doctor or chiropractor's guidance.
Stop in at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. Find out more about affordable personal healthcare plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Take advantage of weekend and evening clinic hours and walk-In visits. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.