Thumb Stretch

Thumb Stretch


This exercise involves stretching the thumb by holding it with the opposite hand and gently pulling it towards the wrist. It helps to improve flexibility and mobility in the thumb joint.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Thumb Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by holding your right hand out in front of you with your palm facing down.
  2. Use your left hand to gently pull your right thumb back towards your wrist until you feel a stretch.
  3. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds.
  4. Release and repeat on the other hand.

Thumb Stretch Form & Visual

Thumb Stretch

Thumb Stretch Benefits

  • Helps to improve flexibility and mobility in the thumb
  • Reduces the risk of developing conditions such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Relieves pain and discomfort in the thumb caused by repetitive strain injuries
  • Can be done anywhere, anytime, without any equipment
  • Quick and easy to perform, taking only a few minutes

Thumb Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Flexor pollicis brevis
  • Abductor pollicis brevis
  • Opponens pollicis

Thumb Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Finger Stretch
  • Wrist Stretch
  • Hand Squeeze
  • Hand Extension
  • Thumb Extension