YogaHands and FlexEx hand exercisers
I’ve discovered a new thing to take your finger stretches to the next level – YogaHands and FlexEx hand exercisers. I came across these out of desperation following my experience of the initial symptoms of carpal tunnel. Naturally, I rationalized the best way to approach such a problem would be to focus on reversal of the issue, if possible which I believe so it is since it’s the early stages of the syndrome, rather than panic. So, I decided to hop online, and find some exercises on how to manage the pain. It seems all of those years of AOL Instant Messenger and online chatting have caught up on me – who knows what’s in store with the newer generation that have phones to text at age 2! Anywho, after some research and reading through reviews,
I ordered YogaHands and FlexEx from Amazon. Apparently, these items are often used for musicians as well to keep your hands limber and ready to go. After about a week of throwing on the YogaHands for about 5 minutes at a time when I’m sitting around with the family and using the FlexEx bands afterwards, I haven’t experienced as much pain (I have been limiting texting, typing, and overexerting my wrist as well), which is excellent news. I’m sure there are other ways to get the same effect, but I took the lazy route and made a purchase that I don’t regret whatsoever. If you’re interested in how they work, read on.
With YogaHands, it’s similar to YogaToes which I’ve been using for a long time and love it. You simply slip on the pieces on both hands and keep them on for as long as possible (start with shorter periods of time, 5-10 minutes) and allow them to simply keep your fingers spread apart to stretch. Once you remove them, your hands feel relaxed and personally, I believe it does help improve your circulation and flexibility. However, the one downside of YogaHands is it doesn’t allow any stretch between your thumb and index finger. With the FlexEx bands, you simply slip them on the tips or tops of your fingers, tilt your wrist approximately 45 degree upwards, open your palms stretching your fingers, hold for about 3 seconds and rest. The makers recommend doing this about 15 times for maximum results. If you decide to invest in these items or begin basic exercises, I would recommend doing them when you’re going about your daily activities so it doesn’t feel like you have to make separate time for them – that would most likely contribute to me doing them less and might be the case for you as well. But, as always, see what works best for YOU since everyone is different!