Exercise Your Hands To Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries, Postpone Arthritis
If you suffer from carpal tunnel or any undiagnosed pains in your hands from repetitive stress injuries (RSI)... Or if you've ever had a broken finger, sprained muscle, or just use your hands a lot in your work or hobbies... Chances are you have, or will get, osteoarthritis in your hands, fingers, wrists, or elbows. Arthritis is really limiting, because it doesn't just come and go; it's deteriorating.
That's why the Hand Fitness Trainer makes so much sense. It strengthens your muscles and joints, resisting repetitive stress injuries and slowing the progression of osteoarthritis.
The device, which was a recipient of the Medical Design Excellence Award, fits over your hand like a glove. As you open up your fingers, the adjustable elastic bands that extend from the palm to your finger tips offer resistance, strengthening the muscles of the hand, wrist, and elbow... the extensor muscles that are generally underused.
It's an often repeated muscle strengthening strategy, from the physical trainer to the physical therapist, that if one set of muscles is overused, you need to strengthen the opposite set of muscles. For example, if you have lower back weakness or pain, you need to strengthen your stomach muscles to compensate for that. Once your stomach muscles are strong, you can slowly work on strengthening your back muscles.
The Hand Fitness Trainer works on the opposing muscles of those we generally overuse. The Trainer provides greater muscle balance which leads to less strain and greater flexibility. It is advised for those with carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, tendonitis, or those who just want to take proactive measures to defend against these conditions and osteoarthritis.
For $39.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer, you get the Hand Fitness Trainer and instructions with an exercise routine; plus you get a lifetime warranty.