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Tendon Gliding Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Updated June 12, 2014

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tendon Gliding Exercises
Tendon Gliding Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Starting position for carpal tunnel syndrome tendon glides.

Brett Sears, PT, 2011

Tendon gliding exercises are often a useful tool to manage the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Try the following tendon gliding exercises to help decrease the pain and tingling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. You can also use the exercises to help prevent future problems with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Be sure to check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure you should be performing these exercises. Also, consult with your doctor if your symptoms are severe or have been present for more than four weeks.

Start with your hand opened up, like you are telling someone to stop. After each subsequent position, return to this open hand position for 2-3 seconds.

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