A Simple Way to Ease Wrist Pain and Build Hand Strength

Do you ever have wrist pain when you exercise or feel like your wrists are weak? If so, I have a simple solution you must try.

Tightness in the hands and forearms affects hand alignment, especially in exercises requiring you to be on your hands and knees or quadruped position.

This tightness can make it impossible to spread your fingers and distribute weight evenly through your hands. It also sends excess pressure into the little bones on the outside edges of your wrists.

Too much pressure placed on these little wrist bones hurts!

Now, you could bypass your hands completely by doing quadruped exercises on your fists or forearms, or you can try what I’m about to show you and get more out of your exercise investment.

This straightforward tip will help ease wrist pain while simultaneously building more strength in your wrists and mobility in your hands.

I can’t wait to hear how it goes! Make sure and tell me in the comments below.

Yours in strong wrists and supple hands,

P.S. I didn’t think I needed this one and was surprised by how good it felt in my hands. I just love finding simple solutions that don’t require extra time! If you do too, definitely check out the short video.



Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at info@pilatestonic.com. See you in the studio!

6 Responses

  1. Hi Sydney, So happy I came upon this at this time, my left wrist – ouch! My left arm is shorter and probably causing this imbalance. I will try this incline, however, my question to you – you mentioned most people feel pain on the outside area of wrist, while I feel the pressure on the inner corner below thumb side. Any tips to get away from inner corner of wrist, or could this be be due to not using the thumb pad enough? I also intend to only incline the left, shorter arm side. Any input or thoughts are welcome. Thank you so much! Your tips are always welcome and informative.

    1. Hi Amy! Putting the incline under the left side only sounds like a good idea to try. With the help of the incline, I anticipate you’ll be able to distribute the weight more evenly through your palm, and (hopefully) this will take pressure off of the inside of your wrist. This exercise for your thumb might be helpful too:


      Thanks for your feedback and questions. I’d love to hear how it goes!

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