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How to Stretch Your Wrists

This stretch is excellent for musicians and those who plug away at their computers on a regular basis—it will keep your wrists from getting stiff.


  • : If you have been inactive for a length of time, or if you've had any recent surgery or physical problems, particularly of the muscles and joints, please consult your doctor before you start a stretching or exercise program.
  • Step 1: Sit or stand Sit or stand in an upright position.
  • Step 2: Rest hand in hand Rest the back of your left hand in the palm of your right hand.
  • Step 3: Flex wrist With the right palm, gently apply pressure to the left hand, pushing the wrist into flexion.
  • TIP: Don't apply too much pressure—wrist flexion is a delicate stretch.
  • Step 4: Hold stretch Hold for 20 seconds.
  • Step 5: Repeat on other hand Release the stretch and rest the back of your right hand in the palm of your left hand to repeat the stretch on the other side.
  • FACT: Stretching your forearms, wrists, and hands properly may help prevent the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.

You Will Need

  • Comfortable clothing

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