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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Hand Grip Exercises

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What exercise can a child do to improve hand grip strength for sports?

What exercise can a child do to improve hand grip strength for sports?

Tennis ball squeeze: Have a tennis ball handy. At least 3 times weekly, pick it up and spend a few minutes per hand squeezing it. That simple. No different than exercising any other muscle group: do it consistently, do it longer as the weeks go by. Strength and endurance will come. ...Read more

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I have hand grips and dumbbells. What muscle building exercises can I do on them?

I have hand grips and dumbbells. What muscle building exercises can I do on them?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Middle finger pain when weighted, like when i do pull-ups or just hanging and the base swollen.i got it after doing repetitive hand-grip exercise.

Middle finger pain when weighted, like when i do pull-ups or just hanging and the base swollen.i got it after doing repetitive hand-grip exercise.

Avoid exercise : You could have a tendinitis on the finger, tendon or ligament injury ,or a bony injury (less likely) . Rest the finger by avoiding the exercises movements that make you hurt. May apply cold compresses for 15 minutes to the affected digit 2-3 Xday. See what happens. If there is no improvement then you will need to see your doctor and possibly be referred to a sports medicine , ortho/hand specialist ...Read more

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Unlyk my right hand, my left hand is weaker. Can't grip/hold things tighter. I tried using a stress ball to exercise my hand but i felt numbness. why?

Unlyk my right hand, my left hand is weaker. Can't grip/hold things tighter. I tried using a stress ball to exercise my hand but i felt numbness. why?

Varies: It would be a little unusual in your age group, but carpal tunnel syndrome can cause weakness in the hand and numbness in the fingers. Direct pressure in the carpal tunnel, as is probably happening when you squeeze the ball can cause the symptoms if numbness you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone? After I recover I want to do is: 1. Karate 2. Knuckle Push Ups 3. Hand Grip Exercises

How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone? 
After I recover I want to do is:
1. Karate
2. Knuckle Push Ups
3. Hand Grip Exercises

It varies.: You can start "hand grip exercises" as soon as ordinary activities are comfortable. Ideally these should be part of a general physical therapy recovery program Knuckle push ups and karate can subject your hand to extreme (and, in the case of karate, unpredictable) forces. You must get clearance from your ortho doc or physical therapist before resuming these activities ...Read more

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Which exercise can a child do to improve hand strength?

Which exercise can a child do to improve hand strength?

Squeeze: Squeezing an exercise ball can help....The soft isometric kind. ...Read more

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What are some exercises that I can do to improve hand strength?

What are some exercises that I can do to improve hand strength?

Make a fist or 2 :): Keep it simple at first. Most people have a spongy ball lying around. If not, they might have a tennis ball or one of similar size for a child or grandchild. Simply place in hand and squeeae it while walking, talking, watching tv. Of course, if there has been some injury to that hand, it is best to see a physical therapist or other expert about specific do's and don'ts. And stop if there is pain. ...Read more

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I made trigger release in both hands about a month ago and still have some pain, can I exercise with a sponge ball?

I made trigger release in both hands about a month ago and still have some pain, can I exercise with a sponge ball?

Sure: If you're incision has healed and not very sensitive then using an exersise ball should be fine and prob. Helpful.Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a ivig 3 weeks feel pretty good when i'm not working when at work don't have a good grip an hands feel num an hurt ?

I had a ivig 3 weeks feel pretty good when i'm not working when at work don't have a good grip an hands feel num an hurt ?

Could be neurologic: Your neck or wrists can have nerve impingement which can cause these symptoms, you should get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Concerning a child that doesn't have hand strength to color, or write, what would be a good exercise for them to do, what to do?

Concerning a child that doesn't have hand strength to color, or write, what would be a good exercise for them to do, what to do?

Fine motor: You haven't given your child's age. Developmentally, this may be normal at this point. Your pediatrician can tell you if it is normal or delayed. If there is delay, then occupational and physical therapy is usually helpful. ...Read more

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I have recently started noticing problems using my dominant hand. I have noticed having difficulty picking or gripping objects of any size. ?

I have recently started noticing problems using my dominant hand. I have noticed having difficulty picking or gripping objects of any size. ?

Use of hand.: Do you have any problems with sensation in the hand or arm? Neck pain? A pinched nerve in the neck can cause this, but it sounds like you should have exam by primary MD and eventually referral to neurologist or orthopedics. ...Read more

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I just noticed last night that whenever I use my hands, the shake and i can't make it stop until i stop using my hands; ( gripping, picking up things) ?

I just noticed last night that whenever I use my hands, the shake and i can't make it stop until i stop using my hands; ( gripping, picking up things) ?

Intention tremor: Try not to get too scared by the info at wiki. See a neurologist to evaluate & treat as well as they can. Often it is like an essential tremor and gets no worse or much better. That's not very pleasing, but may be true. Here's a link for info (again, don't get too scared): http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/intention_tremor
a specialist psychotherapist might help you adapt to whatever it is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the benefits to having big hands and feet?

What are the benefits to having big hands and feet?

You can hold more: With big hands, big feet offer a nice foundation to hold one up. ...Read more

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What is the benfit of applyieng lemon in face and hands....?

What is the benfit of applyieng lemon in face and hands....?

May help acne/ scars: While i don't know of objective research that confirms this, topical lemon juice is widely touted as a natural treatment for acne, acne scars & as a skin exfoliant. Knowing the chemicals it contains this is plausible & certainly safe to try. See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/296959-what-are-the-benefits-of-lemon-juice-on-the-skin/ on another site 91% of 1127 people who tried it recommended it. ...Read more

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Why do my hands get so cold after I exercise?

Why do my hands get so cold after I exercise?

Natural response: During and after vigorous exercise, the heart works to pump blood to the more important parts of the body, like the brain and the muscles that are working. To do that, the blood vessels in the extremities will tighten allowing blood to be shunted to the parts noted above, . ...Read more

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Please help! what is the diamond hands exercise and how is it performed?

Please help! what is the diamond hands exercise and how is it performed?

As in push up: If referring to push-ups, this is a form of close grip push up which shifts the stress of a push up to accentuate triceps contribution. In essence you assume a "standard" push up position but instead of your hands at approximately shoulders with, you bring your hands so that they are touch at the forefinger(2nd) and thumb, forming the "diamond". You then rise and lower as you would normally. ...Read more

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Why i always have the hands cold? In summer too. When I do exercise my hands get hotter, but just in that moment.

Why i always have the hands cold? In summer too. When I do exercise my hands get hotter, but just in that moment.

Circulation and some: Specific medical conditions may contribute to this. Please see your physician for assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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How many hand exercises are there?

How many hand exercises are there?

Many, in fact: there are hand therapists who specialize in this, so one can imagine if it takes extra training above and beyond a PT or OT to become a CHT or certified hand therapist that there must be a lot. Hover the basic ones are 6 pack exercises. Make sure these are appropriate as a specific condition may be a contraindication for these. Always speak c your therapist or doctor for a hand injury/condition ...Read more

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How to exercise with a broken hand?

Difficult question: To answer without knowing more about your fracture, as in how old, in a cast, exactly what type/severity of fracture. In general, you should be able to utilize an exercise/stationary bicycle(more so a recumbent rather than an upright). If you are looking for input about how much upper extremity function you have, review this with the surgeon. ...Read more

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What exercises can to slim my chubby hands?

What exercises can to slim my chubby hands?

Make them stronger: Depending on your body weight, you may want to try shedding excess pounds - if you are overweight/obese and lose weight some of it will come off of your hands. While you can make your hands more muscular but you cannot do any specific exercises to make them thinner. Try using a grip device, thumb and finger flexes, modeling clay and overall use of your hands to build strength. ...Read more

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Help docs! my hands swell when i exercise!?

Not uncommon: That is not uncommon and often improves as a person becomes more conditioned. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises for my broken hand?

Can you suggest exercises for my broken hand?

Heal first: You need to be treated - splint or cast- to heal the bone first. Once cleared by your doc, then specific exercises would be shown to you to regain your strength. ...Read more

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What are some free hand exercise to lose weight?

What are some free hand exercise to lose weight?

This article from: Livestrong has suggestions: http://www.livestrong.com/article/149432-free-hand-exercises-for-weight-loss/

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What causes me to lose the grip in my left hand?

What causes me to lose the grip in my left hand?

Carpal tunnel synd.: There are many potential causes. One of the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a pinching of the nerves at the wrist. This can usually be diahnosed by an exam and testing, and there are good treatments for it. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are some exercises that will help a hand injury?

Occupational therapy: Occupational therapists, and specifically certified hand therapists, specialize in this type of rehabilitation. Contact a local therapy center and ask for a specialist cht to help guide your recovery. ...Read more