A small study of Norwegian women with limitations caused by hand osteoarthritis were randomized to a home-based exercise group or an information only group. The exercise group was given specific, simple hand exercise assignments three times per week. After three months of exercise, performance was significantly improved in the exercise group–joint pain was less, grip strength improved, and less hand fatigue.
Limited by hand osteoarthritis? Ask you physician for a referral to an occupational therapist for simple hand exercises.
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.