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Hand training is important. Especially in today's (office) everyday life, which we spend a considerable part of at the desk and above all in front of the computer, pain in fingers, wrists and forearms is almost unavoidable. We will show you 5 hand trainers that can make your everyday life easier.
Pain Free Hands - Why Hand Training?
If you spend a lot of time in front of your computer with a mouse in your hand, you're probably no stranger to occasional pain. Sometimes that's not too bad. Just shake your hand and stretch, and you're good to go. In extreme cases, however, this constant stress can also lead to inflammation - the so-called carpal tunnel syndrome. The cramped hand position pinches nerves in the wrist tunnel. The result is numbness and pain.
To prevent this from happening, you can and should treat yourself to a few minutes of daily hand training even in everyday stress. Hand training can help prevent or alleviate injuries and conditions such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, and can also aid in rehabilitation after injury or surgery. Regular hand training strengthens the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the hands and improves blood circulation. It can also help improve fine motor skills and coordination.
What do hand trainers bring?
Hand trainers can support you in your daily hand training. There are many different hand trainers that have their own priorities and special features. Below we show you 5 hand trainers that cover all needs.
Training hands - Which hand trainer is the right one?
Perfect for the office: TheraBand hand trainer
The TheraBand hand trainer is a small kneadable ball made of polyurethane. This plastic is characterized above all by its extreme resilience and also enables the hand trainer to be cooled (refrigerator) or warmed up (microwave/warm water) for cold or heat therapy. This hand and finger trainer is available in two sizes, each with five or four (on the slightly larger XL hand trainer ) color-coded degrees of hardness – so there is something for everyone.
Thanks to its unique flexibility, the TheraBand hand trainer is suitable for strengthening the muscles in your fingers, hands and forearms - or simply for reducing stress. An ideal companion for everyday use.
For targeted strength training: hand trainer with counter
The Gymstick hand trainer specifically trains your grip and forearm muscles. The resistance can be continuously adjusted between 10 - 40 kg, which means that it can also be used for demanding strength training. The built-in counter makes it easier for you to monitor your own training progress.
For therapy and rehabilitation: TheraBand HandXTrainer
The TheraBand Hand XTrainer is specially designed for extension and flexion exercises. This means that the finger joints can be both bent and stretched during hand training. It consists of the same material as the TheraBand hand trainer (polyurethane), which also allows cold and heat applications. Available in four colour-coded hardness levels.
Finger training: DigiFlex hand trainer
The special feature of the DigiFlex lies in its versatility. Thanks to the four separately spring-loaded buttons, each finger can be trained individually, while the lower springs enable the entire hand and forearm muscles to be strengthened, which can be particularly beneficial for rehabilitation purposes.
But musicians who require great dexterity (guitarists, pianists) can also use the Digi-Flex hand trainer to train their finger strength and mobility without much effort.
Thanks to its five resistance levels, the Digi-Flex can be used for everything from light finger training for rehabilitation purposes to demanding strength training for the hand and arm muscles.
For in between: Gymstick anti-stress balls
Well, angry, annoyed and stressed? Take it out on the Gymstick stress balls . The fist-sized balls made of PU foam can be easily pressed and squeezed. If you have to, you can throw them against the nearest wall. The balls are light and stable at the same time. The colorful stress relievers come in a pack of three and are printed with different grimaces.
If you work a lot with your hands in everyday life, you should take a few minutes a day for some hand training in between. In this way, desk clerks can actively prevent larger problems.
The all-rounder for everyday use is the TheraBand hand trainer . Daily kneading can already help with painful tension. Targeted grip strength training can be carried out with the Gymstick hand trainer . You can train individual fingers with the DigiFlex . For therapeutic purposes, the TheraBand HandXTrainer is the best choice. And for the occasional let-off, nothing beats kneading and squeezing the anti-stress balls .
And which hand trainer do you choose?