They perform a variety of tasks every day, from taking notes to typing on a keyboard.
The repetitive strain can create weakness or stiffness in your hands, leaving you susceptible to writing-related injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel), which could also jeopardize your career.
Possible solutions for this problem are:
- a new chair,
- a new foot stool,
- a new keyboard,
- or a new mouse.
The following exercise can help to strengthen your hands and wrists and keep your stiff fingers flexible:
• If practiced daily over the course of a few months, your hands will become more flexible
Step 1: Start with your right hand and gently pull your fingers back one by one.
Step 2: Then pull all your fingers back at the same time. Repeat this several times to help stretch open your palm.
Finish by balling up your hand and slowly opening it, essentially making fists, and then stretching your fingers and thumb out as far as you can.
Step 5: Pull your hands down further, having your fingers and upper palms together, to stretch the inside of your fingers and wrists. Hold this for a few moments and repeat.