Wrist Stretches to Prevent and Heal Carpal Tunnel

Repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel are a part of our technology laden society. Since most of us who are faced with the repetitive work that stresses our wrists cannot simply stop doing the work for a prolonged period of time, the best way to reduce the effect of repetitive actions are to reduce the length of time it is done continuously, ensure the best ergonomics and posture possible for the work environment and take regular breaks to move the joints through a healthy range of motion. The following aikido wrist stretches take about 5 minutes to do if you hold each stretch between 20 to 30 seconds and move the wrists through a healthy range of motion.

This web site provides a clear description of the stretches performed in the video: http://www.livestrong.com/article/371145-aikido-wrist-stretches/

Set your computer clock or phone to signal a stretch break every hour or two. The five minutes an hour should help prevent or reduce pain and allow you greater comfort and efficiency.

Prevention truly is the best medicine. In addition to stretching, acupuncture and nutritional therapy provide additional relief and get to the root cause of the imbalance.

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