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Hand and Wrist Rehabilitation

Hand and Wrist Exercises: Wrist Flexion

Please contact your local VHA Rehabilitation Provider for appropriate guidance on completing the exercise described below.

Person sitting in chair with left arm held out straight, palm down. Right hand is grasping left hand and bending it at wrist.

This exercise is designed to stretch and strengthen your hands and wrists. Before beginning, read through all the instructions. While exercising, breathe normally. If you feel any pain, stop the exercise. If pain persists, inform your healthcare provider.

  • Hold your _____ hand in front of you with your palm down and elbow bent.

  • Grasp the back of that hand with your other hand. Pull back so your fingers point down as you straighten your arm. Feel a stretch in your forearm and wrist. Hold for _____ seconds. Then relax.

  • Repeat _____ times. Do _____ sets a day.

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
Last Annual Review Date: 5/15/2011
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