Do you exercise to strengthen your fingers? Most of us do not! Don’t be surprised if you are not aware about the exercises which will help in strengthening the fingers. Our fingers work round the clock and are engaged in numerous activities throughout the day. They too need a bit of exercising and strengthening from time to time. Try out any one of these finger strengthening exercises and you will certainly feel better.
Best Exercises For Fingers
A good exercise to strengthen your thumb muscles which will be helpful in lifting and grabbing heavy things which includes bottles and cans. Start by keeping your hand totally flat on table. You will then wrap one rubber band in your hand from the base of finger joints. You will slowly keep moving the thumb away from your fingers as much as you can. Hold on to this position for at least 30 seconds and then release. You need to repeat this exercise at least 15 times with both hands. If you do these exercises at least thrice a week, it will help in strengthening your fingers.
This finger stretch will not just help in strengthening the fingers but it offers great relief from pain and also helps in improving motion range of the hands. For this exercise, you can start by placing the hand palm downwards on any flat surface or table. You can straighten the fingers and let them be flat against any surface without imparting any force on joints. Stay in this position for 60 seconds and then release. You can repeat this for at least four times with your hand.
Squeeze balls are needed for this exercises. These are also known as pinch balls or stress balls. You need to take the ball in your hand and punch grips or just squeeze the ball for at least 20 seconds. You can then again release and allow to rest and count at least 10. You can also inflate a medicine ball for the purpose or use a rubber ball. The more the ball is inflated, the stronger shall be your grip. It will exercise your fingers more. For best result you should do this exercise at least thrice in a day, for 10 times at a stretch.
A good finger exercise which works well to strengthen grip and adds flexibility to your fingers. This exercise will offer relief from finger pain caused due to arthritis. You will need a soft ball and squeeze it hard. Hold this squeezed position for at least 10 seconds and release. You need to repeat this exercise at least 10 or 15 times for each hand.
Tapping And Pushing
Hold your hands in a praying position as you start the exercise. As you keep the palms together, you will slowly start to pull the fingers away from one another. Tap twice. Once you have tapped, you will hold the fingers together and then push them on the sides on by one. This is basically about tapping and then pushing. This exercise should also be repeated at least 10 times. Regular practice will help in strengthening your grip and add strength to your knuckles.
An easy exercise which helps in improving the flexibility and motion while your strengthen your fingers. This is specially suitable for those who type or stitch or lot or those who suffer from pain in finger joints. Your hand should be placed in a flat surface. Keep your palm down. Now, you need to slowly lift one finger at a time and then again lower it. If you wish you can lift all the fingers and your thumbs at once and then lower in this position. This exercise should be repeated 10 times at least. It will help in improving blood circulation and reduce all inflammation in fingers which is the cause of all pain.
Bending And Folding
This is a great way to strengthen your fingers and can be done from your desk too or while you watch the television. You should do this movement using your both hands at a time. You will hold your hands up as you keep the palms away from you. You will start with the little fingers and then move ahead to bend the outside finger close to the second knuckle. You should be careful and get a hold of your other fingers still. You will then bend your ring fingers, your pointing fingers and the middle finger also. It is quite like your fingers a doing a bit of push up exercise. You will be rotating your fingers 10 times. It will help in developing finger independence too.