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Doctor insights on: Hand Exercises For Osteoarthritis

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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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Can free hand exercises fully replace weight lifting?

Can free hand exercises fully replace weight lifting?

Sure: Im guessing that you mean exercises that are done without weights? Exercises that use body weight such as pull ups, chin ups, push ups, etc can be just as effective as weight based exercises if done properly. ...Read more

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Please list some good hand exercises to relieve stress at work.?

Please list some good hand exercises to relieve stress at work.?

Squeezing hands: Ancient practices like acupuncture and reflexology are purported to relieve stress. From a modern perspective, there are a preponderance of brain neurons dedicated to the hands, so squeezing and rubbing your hands can disrupt brain activity related to stress and produce a relaxing effect. ...Read more

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How to get a six pack abs without hitting a gym, likeby free hand exercises?

How to get a six pack abs without hitting a gym, likeby free hand exercises?

Very low body fat: To expose the abdominal muscles, one must have a low amount of body fat so that the abdominal muscles can be seen. So even if you have been doing abdominal strengthening exercises, you can't see the six pack until the abdominal fat is eliminated. ...Read more

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Does anyone out there have a good link to some information with advice with hand exercises wearing cast?

Does anyone out there have a good link to some information with advice with hand exercises wearing cast?

Ask your doc: You need to ask the doctor that put it on. He/she may actually not want you doing any excercises. ...Read more

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Using etodolac for sholder pain while using pc . i cnat do much work with that hand. exercises and stretches to get that shouldr fit & to recover fast?

Using etodolac for sholder pain while using pc . i cnat do much work with that hand. exercises and stretches to get that shouldr fit & to recover fast?

Not sure what your: question is, but sounds like your doctor prescribed a powerful anti-inflammatory pain medication to calm your shoulder down. Stretching exercises and shoulder strengthening maneuvers should only be done when the inflammation has quelled and your pain is much improved. Range of motion should be your main concern as frozen shoulder is a common complication of tendonitis. ...Read more

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Can there be any hand exercises i can do to make my hand less stiff?

Can there be any hand exercises i can do to make my hand less stiff?

Heat and Ball: Use a moist heating pad you place in Microwave. Then use a soft ball or putty and work on squeezing exercise. ...Read more

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