Exercises for Hand Pain

VIDEO | 01:29

Touch therapist Rocco Caputo demonstrates how to reduce and eliminate hand pain.

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Rocco Caputo: Let's talk about hand pain. A lot of hand pain comes from compressions or pinches in your nerves, in your shoulder or your wrist. To stretch those, all you have to do is find yourself a wall, a door or the railing of the bed. You put your elbow at a right angle, and then turn away from it and hold this for about 30 seconds.

To help with the wrist, you put your fingers on that door or wall or bedrail and then just turn away from your hand. If you don't have a door wall or bedrail, you can do it like this. We'll take our hands and bring them up into the air, and then bring them all the way down to the sides with the fingertips facing the ceiling, then take a breath in and drop the shoulders and push the walls away for 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and then you can let your arms drop.

All of these stretches give you a little feeling of a pull in your shoulder and your wrist and that's okay. Hopefully this will help and it can't hurt to give it a try.