Computer use: Texting, gaming and using a mouse. Preparing meals. Hanging out laundry.Playing a musical instrument. Gardening. Sporting activities. Sewing and crafting activities. Not to mention gripping a steering wheel.
Our hands and forearms receive lot of stress every day. When we over do it we can experience pain and a lot of it. Overworked arms and hands can result in repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, golfers and tennis elbow tendonitis and trigger finger.
And yet, when I start to massage a Clients’ hardworking hand and forearm, I often hear, “Oh! I had no idea my arms were so sore!” It’s a common surprise.
It’s time to stop ignoring your hard working body and give it a little bit of appreciation!
Oh- you have no time for that! Well it can be pretty quick and fairly easy to keep your own hands and arms in tip top shape.
Here’s my top tips!
Let’s explore the movement in the elbows, wrists and fingers. Slowly and purposefully move each joint in turn listening for any cracks or creaks. Notice if they fell stiff or sore. Is there a lot of movement or hardly any. Can you touch the tip of each finger to the tip of the thumb on the same hand. Just observe try not to judge!