General Median Nerve Glide

General Median Nerve Glide

  • HOW: In a standing position, bring your hands together and reach in front of you as far as you can. Then extend your wrist and fingers so that your palms are facing forward, maintain this position and keep your elbows straight as you spread your arms apart from one another. Once you feel a stretch into your hands/fingers, flex your wrist so that your arms are now facing in. Continue to move your arms back as far as you feel comfortable, return to starting position and repeat.
 
  • FEEL: You should feel a stretch in your pecs and a stretch that may go down into your arms, hands, and fingertips. This is neural tension, which is normal. However, you control the tension by how far you reach and how much wrist and finger extension you have. Flex your wrist and fingers to limit the symptoms.
 
  • COMPENSATION: Do not let your elbows bend, keep the rest of your body still. 

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