Multiple arthritis conditions (Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis) can cause pain and swelling in the small joints like fingers. Moreover, you can get specifically arthritis in the joints of the fingers. In all cases, the more discomfort and symptoms you have, the less likely you are to exercise your hands and fingers. However, finger exercises can reduce redness, pain and swelling of the osteoarthritis. Regular exercise is an important part of any management program for arthritis.
Do pushups on toes (curly) and extensions (opening). Open a gentle hand. Then slowly lift your fingers into the palm of your hand making a fist with the thumb on the outside. Then slowly open your hand up. When performing finger flexion and extension, finger experiencing negative and positive spin. Switch hands and do the same exercise. Try completing each exercise five times.
Make finger abduction (separating the fingers) and adduction (touch your toes). With an open hand, gently spread your fingers, so you can see the space between each. Hold for three to five seconds. Then, put your fingers back together, so you will not see the space between them. Complete the exercise five times on each hand.
Turn each finger in a circular motion. Gently hold the little finger of his right hand with his left hand. Make small as needles rotations clockwise and counterclockwise several times with the little finger. Move the index finger and repeat. Do these same movements for each finger on both hands. You can ask a friend or a physical therapist to perform these exercises with you, not to have overworked hands.
Gently pull each finger. Rely on the little finger of the right with the left hand. Hold your finger on the joint closest to the hand.
Gently pull up and away from his hand as if lengthen the finger. Repeat this exercise for each finger on both hands.
You can ask someone to help you with these exercises to minimize overuse of the hand.
* Exercising at a slow, steady and controlled.
* Try fewer repetitions to see how you tolerate the exercise before increasing the repetitions.
* Ask a friend, family member or medical professional for massaging the fingers and pull you to not have too much work with their hands.
* If you experience joint pain more than a total of two hours after any exercise, then you must have done too much effort. Do less rep the next time.