Please perform the ticked exercises as guided by your therapist every ………………. hours,
with ………………. repetitions of each one.
Isolated IPJ (tip joint) and MPJ Flexion and Extension
- Hold thumb below joint to be exercised.
- Bend and straighten the tip of your thumb.
- Then move your hand to support the next joint down and bend and straighten this joint.
- Touch each fingertip with your thumb starting with your index finger and working along to your little finger.
- Once you can reach your little finger slide your thumb down towards your palm.
- Put the back of your hand on the table.
- Bring your thumb to the base of your little finger and then bring your thumb back to the table.
- Place the palm of your hand on the table.
- Moving your thumb along the table bring it away from your index finger and back again.
- Place the little finger side of your hand on the table.
- Bring your thumb away from the palm (in line with the table) and then back to the index finger – like the action of opening your hand to pick up a glass.
- Hold all fingers straight.
- Make a big circle with your thumb.
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