This pose works more than your wrists. As you rotate your wrists, you use the muscles of your forearms all the way up to your elbows. So these movements not only reduce tension in your forearms, but are also beneficial for your elbow joint. Baxter actually prescribes wrist circles for those of you with elbow issues, like tennis or golfer’s elbow.
This pose is super convenient—you don’t even have to leave your desk to do it. And you can do it several times a day if it feels good, even once every hour. For other wrist exercise, see Wrist Flossing for Wrist Care.
Baxter prescribes this pose for:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- elbow issues like tennis or golfer's elbow
- arthritis of fingers, hands, wrists or arms
- fatigue in your hands or arms due to keyboard work, driving or any repetitive movements
Cautions: Generally this pose very safe. However, if you experience any pain in your hands or wrists, modify the circle to avoid the painful areas.