Exercise balls for the hands

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Re: Exercise balls for the hands

Post by Briant » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:17 pm

Do you excercise both hands with these? Or just concentrate on the left hand.

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Re: Exercise balls for the hands

Post by lagartija » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:02 am

Briant wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:17 pm
Do you excercise both hands with these? Or just concentrate on the left hand.
Even though I was rehabilitating my left, I did
use them for my right as well.
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Re: Exercise balls for the hands

Post by Briant » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:05 am

Thanks, i have ordered a set and will post how i get on with them.
As i have got older i wake in the morning with increasing aches and pains, i am sure i am not alone. Anything that helps to improve flexibility in the hands must be worth trying.

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Re: Exercise balls for the hands

Post by Carey » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:54 pm

I use them every morning and most evenings, and think they're of great benefit. I do about twice as much in the left hand as compared to the right.

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Re: Exercise balls for the hands

Post by David Gutowski » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:51 am

The metal balls are great...get some Top Chi's... they have helped with stretching and flexibility.
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Re: Exercise balls for the hands

Post by SteveL123 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:59 pm

I was able to find my set from storage and have been using them for a few days now. It really helped to loosen and relax my finger joints, which are usually stiff with a slight discomfort feel to them. Since twirling the balls for 4x 10 min sessions a day, I do not feel the discomfort anymore.... a dramatic improvement!

Mine are chrome plated iron (magnet sticks to it). They are 1.95" (49 mm) diameter measured with a digital vernier. They are slightly different weights, not sure by design or manufacturing tolerance (probably the latter). one is 214 gram 0.47 lb, the other is 226 gram 0.5 lb. They are hollow, with a chime that rings with the balls collide.

Google reveals these come in different sizes. Mine is in the large size range. I do not have big hands and these work well for me.

Thanks to this thread I am using them again. Last time I touched them was probably more than 20 years ago. I will try to make it a daily regimen.

I wash them with hot water + soap before use to keep the germs down. warm steel feels much better in the hand than cold and is better for blood circulation.

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