What are active range of motion (ROM) exercises for the hands and fingers?

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Perform the following exercises by placing your hand out in front of you:

Finger bends: Make a tight fist. Then open and relax your hand.

Finger spreads: Open your hand and stretch the fingers as far apart as possible. Bring your fingers together again.

Finger-to-thumb touches: One at a time, touch each fingertip to pad of the thumb.

 Thumb-to-palm: Move your thumb and rest it across your palm. Move it out to the side again.

Now repeat these exercises with the opposite hand.

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