What Are Some Wrist-Strengthening Exercises?

What Are Some Wrist-Strengthening Exercises?

Wrist curls and wrist extensions with a light weight can strengthen the wrists, hands and arms, as can squeezing a rubber ball, according to WebMD. Ceasing the exercise or reducing the intensity and range of motion can help if the exercise causes pain or swelling.

In addition, WebMD provides exercises that can improve the flexibility of the wrists, hands and arms on its website. Exercises targeting flexibility include rotating the wrist up, down and to each side, alternating stretching and relaxing of the fingers and stretching the thumb by pulling it back, holding it for an interval, then releasing it.