Focus: Stretch in bicep, forearm, hand and palm.
Good for carpel tunnel syndrome pain.
Start in seated position, back straight, one arm across your chest, other arm out to the side with a straight arm palm facing upwards, hold and repeat.
The median nerve stretch can help to relieve pain and improve function in the hand, wrist, and forearm by:
- Stretching the median nerve, which can help to relieve pressure on the nerve and reduce pain.
- Improving range of motion in the wrist and forearm.
- Strengthening the muscles in the hand, wrist, and forearm.
- Improving nerve conduction velocity.
The median nerve stretch is a safe and effective exercise that can be performed by people of all ages and fitness levels. It is a good exercise to add to a physical therapy program for people with carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and other conditions that affect the median nerve.
Here are some additional tips for performing the median nerve stretch:
- If you have any pain during the stretch, stop immediately.
- Do not push yourself too hard. Start with a few repetitions and gradually increase the number of repetitions as you get stronger.
- Be sure to warm up before performing the stretch. This will help to prevent injury.
- If you have any questions about the median nerve stretch, be sure to talk to your doctor or physical therapist.