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Start by holding an empty cup and turn it upside-down as if pouring out water.
Clasp your hands together. Bring hands up and down in a ‘pumping action’.
Look at your hand behind your elbow
Attempt to see your hand behind your elbow, with your arm out to the side.
You should aim to see your fingers and thumb.
Figure of eight
Stand leaning forwards with your unaffected hand on a worktop or back of a chair for support. Swing your affected arm in a figure of eight, with your palm facing outwards when across your body and inwards when away from your body.
Look towards the affected side. Take your hand behind your back as if to accept a backhanded tip.
Keep the back of your hand flat on the table and rotate your whole body away.
Massage your back in a circular motion. Depending on the side affected, the right hand should circle anti-clockwise, with the left hand circling clockwise.
When to call for advice?
If you have problems following your exercises, contact the hand therapy team on
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