I want to take a moment to talk about your typical average day.
Whether you spend time tidying up around the house…
…or you work in an office setting, shuffling papers and typing on a keyboard, when you suffer from neuropathy, everything in your “average” day feels more difficult than it should.
In fact, this is the season where we receive most of our emails from subscribers looking for advice on the issue.
It makes sense.
Because on top of chores and work tasks, I know how important enjoying your free time is, too.
That’s why I thought today would be the perfect time to share something helpful with you…
Some simple tips to help make sure those normal, everyday tasks don’t get the best of your hands.
Because while dealing with neuropathy is a struggle…
These helpful reminders will go a long way towards improving the range of motion in your hands and give you a more relaxed set of palms and digits today — and all season long.
(Before you get started, here’s a quick tip. If your hands and feet are feeling a bit painful or stiff, simply soak them in water for about 5-10 minutes. Now you’re ready to begin!)
Tip #1: Finger Stretch
Place your hand palm-down on a table or flat surface.
Now, straighten your fingers as flat as you can against the surface without putting too much strain on your joints.
Hold that position for around 30-60 seconds, then, release.
To start, I’d recommend trying this at least 3 times. Once you’ve got a good rhythm going, increasing that number to 4 or 5 after a little while should be a piece of cake.
Tip #2: Grip Strengthener
This is a great exercise if you’re looking to make it easier to turn doorknobs or hold onto things without having to set them down after a short amount of time.
For this one, start off by holding a soft ball in the palm of your hand and squeeze it as hard as you can.
Hold that for a few seconds and then release.
Do this between 10-15 times on each hand, and 2-3 times each week. (But avoid doing this two days in a row — you don’t want to overwork yourself.)
Bonus tip: if you don’t have a soft ball at hand, you can get these same benefits using a ball of clay or silly putty.
Tip #3: Thumb Touch
Start off by holding your hand out in front of you, keeping your wrist straight.
Next, gently touch your thumb to each of your four fingertips, one by one. (Think of it like you’re making an “O” shape every time.)
Try holding each one of these stretches for 30 or 60 seconds — repeating at least 4 times on both hands.
Remembering these 3 simple tips will give your hands the added strength and flexibility you’ll need to not only have the best season possible…
…but to help you finish the year on a strong note!
After you tried out these range of motion tips, we’ve got a few expertly made formulas at Nerveology.com that support your fight against joint stiffness and the pain that comes with neuropathy.