Finger Extension Stretch

Finger Extension Stretch


This exercise involves extending your fingers as far as possible and holding the stretch for a few seconds before releasing. It helps to improve flexibility and range of motion in the fingers and can be beneficial for those with hand or wrist injuries.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Finger Extension Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by sitting in a comfortable position with your back straight and your feet flat on the ground.
  2. Extend your right arm in front of you with your palm facing down.
  3. Using your left hand, gently pull your fingers back towards your wrist until you feel a stretch in your forearm and fingers.
  4. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, then release.
  5. Repeat the stretch on your left arm.
  6. Do 2-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions on each arm.

Finger Extension Stretch Form & Visual

Finger Extension Stretch

Finger Extension Stretch Benefits

  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the fingers
  • Helps prevent and alleviate hand and wrist pain
  • Can improve grip strength and dexterity
  • May be helpful for those with arthritis or other hand conditions
  • Can be done anywhere, anytime, without any equipment

Finger Extension Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Extensor digitorum muscle
  • Extensor pollicis longus muscle
  • Extensor pollicis brevis muscle
  • Extensor indicis muscle

Finger Extension Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Finger Flexion Stretch
  • Finger Abduction Stretch
  • Finger Adduction Stretch
  • Finger Circumduction Stretch
  • Finger Grip Strengthening Exercise