7 Carpal Tunnel Stretches Experts Recommend

Find relief for that pesky wrist pain.

Carpal tunnel stretches to do at your desk to help prevent pain and numbness.


Carpal tunnel is a pain in the wrists or hands caused by compression of the nerves in the forearm, says physical therapist Dr. Theresa Marko. It can happen if you type a lot or generally overuse the area. For some relief, try these carpal tunnel stretches right at your desk.


Standing Stretch

Marko recommends doing this stretch several times a day.

- Stand, face desk.

- Place your palm down on the desk, fingers facing you.

- Gently lean on desk, hold stretch 1 minute.

- Release slowly. Repeat 3x both hands.

- Relax hands a few minutes before working.