The importance of our fingers is now more than ever. With so much typing, texting, and scrolling through feeds on mobile, our fingers and hands take a huge toll. Because of this, it is very important to know about the ways in which you can relieve finger fatigue.

What is finger fatigue and how is it caused?

Finger fatigue is described as the tiredness and discomfort in your fingers, hands, and wrist region. While it is not a disease per se, finger fatigue can lead to sustained pain and stiffness in the wrist and fingers.

The reason for such fatigue is mainly attributed to excessively exerting your fingers while doing daily tasks such as typing, scrolling the web on phone, etc.

Natural ways to relieve finger fatigue

While there are medications etc. available to relieve such pain, the best way to do it is to get relief naturally. This way, you are free from any potential side effects that the medication may cause.

To help you achieve that, given below are 5 amazing yoga poses you can do to alleviate finger fatigue.

Wrist pumps to relieve finger fatigue

One of the easiest ways to stimulate your fingers and wrist is the wrist pumps. To do this:

  • Sit straight and grab the fingers of one hand with the other.
  • Start moving your hand backward and forward.
  • Use the other hand to resist this movement. Doing so will apply pressure on the original hand, helping stimulate the fingers and wrist muscles.

Wrist pumps relieve finger fatigue

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Anjali Mudra

This is also known as the “prayer position”. For doing this, you have to follow the below steps:

  • Sit straight and press your palms firmly against each other.
  • Hold the palms at your chest and remain like this for a couple of minutes.

This mudra helps in soothing the nerves in the fingers and wrist. However, if there is a burning sensation under your wrist while doing this pose, then it can be indicative of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Anjali Mudra

Ball squeezing to relieve finger fatigue

A very simple yet effective method of alleviating finger fatigue is ball squeezing. This pose helps in strengthening your fingers and improving flexibility.

To do this, follow the below steps:

  • Take a tennis ball and hold it firmly in your hand.
  • Squeeze it firmly for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat with both hands 10 times for maximum benefit.

Ball squeezing

The clenched fists

The clenched fists is another easy to do and highly effective hand yoga poses to relieve finger fatigue. To do this, simply follow the below steps:

  • Sit on a chair and place your hands on thighs with palms up.
  • Slowly close your palms into a fist but make sure to not clench tightly.
  • With your forearms still on your thigh, raise your fists back in the direction of your body.
  • Hold this position for approximately 10-15 seconds.
  • Slowly go back to the original position and open your fists.
  • In addition, repeat this at least 10 times for the best results.

Uttanasana Wrist Pratikriyasana to relieve finger fatigue

This is a modified version of the Pratikriyasana in which you bend down touching your palms on the floor.

To do this, follow the below steps:

  • Stand straight with your feet together.
  • Bend down as you would normally do.
  • Instead of putting your palms, bend your wrists forward and place the back of the wrists on the floor.

 

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References-

https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/6-pre-practice-warm-ups-for-wrist-pain-and-carpal-tunnel-syndromehttps://yoga.lovetoknow.com/Hand_Yogahttps://www.healthline.com/health/chronic-pain/wrist-and-hand-stretches#building-strength