Hand & Finger Function Exercises

Exercises for hand & finger function

Tendon gliding exercises – start with elbow resting on a table and fingers as straight as you can.

Flat Position

Start with fingers straight. then ben at the knuckle joints and keep fingers straight.

Keep the knuckles straight and bend the finger joints so pads of fingers are near to palm or touching.

Full Fist

From a hook grip position, bend at knuckles to make full fist.

Straight fist

Bend at knuckle joint, and keeping tips of fingers straight touch pads to palm.


Bend and make a tight fist

Do each exercise 5 times and repeat between 4-6 times per day.

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