Wrist & Arm Pain

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Radial Nerve Glides or Nerve Flossing

Radial nerve glides, radial nerve flossing, and radial nerve stretches should be done very carefully. Don't overdo the glide or flossing movements because that can cause more irritation.

Some people might consider some of these nerve stretches, but as long as you keep it in a comfortable level, you should see the benefits.

Radial nerve gliding or nerve flossing is when you are moving the median nerve at each end together. This helps break up scar tissue or adhesions that might be causing pain. It can also help if you have a nerve compressed somewhere. Make sure not to force any of the movements, and try to use proper technique.

The last movement is more of a stretch on the median nerve since you are pulling away at both sides. So if you feel any pain, you might not be ready for it yet.

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Median Nerve Glides or Nerve Flossing

Median nerve glides, median nerve flossing, and median nerve stretches should be done very carefully. Don't overdo the glide or flossing movements because that can cause more irritation.

Median nerve gliding or nerve flossing is when you are moving the median nerve at each end together. This helps break up scar tissue or adhesions that might be causing pain. It can also help if you have a nerve compressed somewhere. Make sure not to force any of the movements, and try to use proper technique.

The last movement is more of a stretch on the median nerve since you are pulling away at both sides. So if you feel any pain, you might not be ready for it yet.

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5 Best Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Stretches & Exercises

Purchase the Carpal Tunnel WorksheetThese carpal tunnel syndrome stretches & exercises are great for carpal tunnel pain. They are easy to do just about anywhere and should help provide pain relief from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.

Sometimes pain that presents as carpal tunnel syndrome can be coming from your elbow, shoulder, or your neck, so check with your doctor or physical therapist before assuming you have carpal tunnel syndrome and starting these exercises.

The first two stretches for carpal tunnel syndrome are more of a warm up. You will make a fist, and do wrist flexion and extension. Then you will turn your fist up with the thumb on top for radial and unlar deviation. These will start loosening up the muscles in and around the wrist.

Then you will go into full stretches for your wrist flexors and extensors. You can do them modified or the full stretch.

The next carpal tunnel stretch is a prayer stretch. This really stretches the carpal tunnel area, and you might get some numbness and tingling with it. As long as it goes away when you stop, it should be okay to do.

The last two stretches are for your pec or chest muscles and your anterior scalenes. Sometimes the pain comes from tightness in these areas at the chest and neck. So it’s important to stretch this area as well.

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Real Time Prayer Stretch to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Wrist Pain

The prayer stretch for the wrist is a great way to not only relieve pain and tightness in your wrists, but it also helps relieve and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. 

If you work on a computer all day or if you work with your hands often, this is a great stretch to help relieve soreness and pain in the wrists and hands.

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