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This exercise can help improve pinch strength and stabilize the thumb joint in individuals with thumb osteoarthritis. NOTE: Do NOT do this exercise if you have carpal tunnel syndrome as it can worsen the condition.
Place a rubber band around a tennis ball. Place your index and middle fingers underneath the band as shown. While gently squeezing the ball, lift the index finger up and outward (toward the thumb side).
This wrist ulnar / radial deviation exercise can help move your wrist and lubricate your hand’s tendons.
Support your forearm on a table on a rolled-up towel for padding or on your knee, thumb upward. Move the hand straight up and down.
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