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The hand consists of the all the little muscles that move the fingers and thumb. This area is commonly injured with muscle injuries, tendinitis and even nerve injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

How To Use This Site:

Below are the 5 parts of the self treatment system including self muscle massage, mobilization techniques, stretching, kinesiology taping and strengthening. Before you get to those, here are some posts to help you put all of the pieces together.

Part One - how to determine which massage, mobilization and stretching techniques you should use.

  1. Muscle Sprains/Strains
  2. Tendon Injuries (specific guidance for tendon injuries in the upper body here)
  3. Muscle Spasms, Knots, Trigger Points
  4. Overuse Injuries (specific guidance for overuse injuries in the upper body here including normal range of motion + muscle pairs)

Part Two- adding kinesiology taping to your self treatment program. Advice for each of the four injury types listed above.

Self Treatment System

Part 1. Self Muscle Massage.

1) Blog post with anatomy review, video and picture demonstration of self muscle release techniques for the hand using a foam roller and tennis ball. Click here.

Part 2.Mobilizations.

1) Blog post with video on how to mobilize longer finger tendons, thumb and pinky muscles with a tennis ball. Click here.

2) Blog post on wrist joint mobilization using resistance band/tubing. Click here.

Part 3. Stretching.

1) Blog post with video on how to stretch out the long finger tendons, thumb and pinky muscles. Click here.

Part 4. Kinesiology tape. Coming soon.

Part 5. Strengthening. Coming soon.

Specific Injuries

No information available for this region. Yet.