Get help Take Control with Exercise Wrists and hands flexibility exercises Forearm supination/pronation Starting position: Bend your elbows to 90 degrees and tuck them into your sides with your palms facing each other. Movement: Alternately turn your palms up to the ceiling and down to the floor. Repeat five times. Wrist flexion/extension Starting position: Bend your elbows to 90 degrees and tuck them into your sides with your palms facing each other. Movement: Keeping your forearms still, bend your wrists towards each other and then away from each other. Repeat each movement five times. Modification: You may support the forearms on your lap. Thoracic rotation Starting position: Cross your hands across your chest. Movement: With your hips facing forward, twist your upper body to the right as far as possible. Hold for five seconds and repeat five times. Repeat on the left side. Making a fist Starting position: Place your elbows at your side, support your forearms on your lap, with palms facing each other or facing the ceiling. Movement: Make a fist bringing your thumbs over the top. Squeeze and release, straightening out your fingers. Repeat five times. Finger and thumb movements Starting position: Start with your wrist and fingers straight, with your elbows tucked into your sides and your palms facing each other. Movement A: Hook your fingers, bending the top two joints of your fingers and hold for five seconds and then straighten out your fingers. Repeat five times. Movement B: Bend your fingers at the knuckle, and then bring your fingers to the palm of your hands. Repeat five times. Movement C: Touch the tip of each finger to the tip of your thumb. Repeat five times.