Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Median Nerve Gliding
Begin at Position 1 with your affected hand(s) in the position in the picture, so it looks exactly the same.
Move to Position 2 by opening the hand and keeping the fingers straight.
Next move to Position 3 by extending (moving the back of the hand toward the floor) the wrist.
Move to Position 4 by rotating your hand so the palm is facing you, and the thumb is extended out, as in the photo
Move to Position 5 by opening up your entire forearm, and hand so the palm is facing the ceiling.
Move to Position 6, by gently pulling the thumb down and holding that stretch for 10 seconds.
Rest for 10-30 seconds and repeat the entire series 5-10 times, as tolerated.
Symptoms may increase slightly while you perform these exercises, that’s okay, so long as it resolves within ~30 minutes.
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