Finger and thumb squeeze releases tension, strengthens fingers and thumb, increases flow of fluids, and improves hand function.
To perform side squeeze movements, place two adjacent fingers along the sides of a ball. Keep your fingers straight and wrist neutral, gently squeeze the ball and then relax.
For a three-point pinch, place the pad of your thumb and pads of your index and middle fingers on opposite sides of a ball. Keep your fingers straight and wrist neutral, gently press into the ball and then relax.
For tip-to-tip pinch movements, place the tip of your thumb and tip of your index finger on opposite sides of a ball. Keep your wrist neutral, and gently press into the ball.
Try squeezing the ball with the tips of your thumb and each finger, relaxing your hand after each squeeze.
To get a better view of finger and thumb squeeze in action, watch our finger and thumb squeeze “how to” video here.