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What are active range of motion (ROM) exercises for the wrist?

Perform the following exercises by bending your right elbow and resting your forearm on a flat surface, like a table. Let your wrist hangs loosely over the side of the table.

  • Wrist bends. Bend your hand back toward your wrist so that your fingers point toward the ceiling. Next, bend your hand downward so that your fingers point toward the floor.
  • Wrist rotation. Rock your hand back and forth in a sideways motion.

Now repeat these exercises on the other arm.

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