Focus: Stretch in elbow, “funny bone”, wrist, and palm
Good for tennis elbow, elbow tendonitis
Start in seated position, back straight, make the “ok” sign with affected side, bring hand to your face with palm facing upwards. Slowly move into position, hold, and repeat.
The ulnar nerve stretch can help to relieve pain and improve function in the hand, wrist, and forearm by:
- Stretching the ulnar 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 ulnar 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 ulnar nerve entrapment, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions that affect the ulnar nerve.
Here are some additional tips for performing the ulnar 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 ulnar nerve stretch, be sure to talk to your doctor or physical therapist.