Best Physical Therapy Hand Exercisers in 2020



Finger Exerciser & Hand Strengthener Review:


I am a weightlifter and need to counter-develop my grip so I don't get tendonitis or any other problem associated with exercising only the contraction muscles in my arm -- I need to strengthen my extensors, too.
Originally, I was looking for a product called "Hand X Band" that I saw recommended on the web, but that one and every similar design had lots of reviews and photos showing breakage after various periods of time. Most of these products have "dedicated" finger-specific holes, so the products probably experience identical material stress every time they are used. Then I saw this product.
First thing I noticed when I got it was how THICK the material is. I don't think I could rip it with my fingers if I tried.
More important, I like that this product has multiple finger holes so I can vary the usage and not wear out one hole before the others.
I don't understand why some people complain that the holes are too small. (???) HELLO! It's STRETCHY! The holes fit fine! (I'm a 6' tall man weighing 195 lbs.) And you can vary the amount you insert your fingers, which allows for different muscle exercises and strength of contraction.
A little guide with various hand exercises is included (nice touch). I like the stress ball in the center, too. I can see me using this product for a long long time. I spend a lot of time driving so I'll probably be using it at least two hours a day.
UPDATE:
I just realized that Amazon defaulted to the single item when I clicked "buy", when I had wanted the three-pack! If you order, be sure to check which item is selected! Now I'm pissed, because I really wanted the 3-pack but I've thrown away the packaging and so can't return the one I got! Damn!



Secure Stress Ball on a String - for Stress Relief, Hand Exercise, Strengthening, Rehabilitation - Soft, Medium and Firm Balls - No Falling or Rolling Away Review:


 I've always used really cheap, poor quality stress balls.Those type of products don't last long, but this set is high quality, unlike the others I've tried.
These are a huge improvement from the squeeze/stress balls I've used in the past.
I like that they are good quality and you get 3 different densities (easy, medium, and hard).
My physical therapist told me I had poor grip strength that I should work on.
After using these daily for almost a week, even he's complimented me that he notices my grip strength is starting to improve!
I like the tether too. The sliding clasp is easy to adjust to your own wrist size; I think that's a nice feature to have. Easy to tighten, easy to loosen. The tether is also nice and soft, so if you're using the squeeze balls for a while your wrist wont get irritated.
You get exactly what you see in the photos, and I like that the 3 different densities are easy to identify with their colors (which look exactly as advertised).



Hand Grip Strengthener, Finger Exerciser, Grip Strength Trainer (6 PCS)*New Material*Forearm Grip Workout, Finger Stretcher, Relieve Wrist Pain, Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger, Mallet Finger and More. Review:


As an arthritis sufferer, I'm hopeful that this product will help strengthen my fingers. I was diagnosed too late to stop joint damage. Therefore, I've had issues with limited use with my hands for years. I can't afford physical therapy for my hands. There are many options available for building up strength, this one looked the best for the price (other "kits" looked too overwhelming for my needs). As soon as this product arrived-quickly, too, I may add!-I opened it and used the easy (green) set and tried the various exercises listed on back of box. I could tell immediately that the finger-loop exercises will help rebuild strength that I've lost over the years. Similar to exercising muscles you haven't used for years, I'm already feeling less pain in my fingers. This isn't an overnight cure!! I've got a long, long way to go to building strength in these joints. However, I like the various exercises available with the two styles of products (the "o" ring will take getting use to, as with my swan-neck deformity, it hurts the joints when I put it on, even the easy level). If I'm seeing results after 2 days, imagine how well I'll be doing in one year!



Finger Stretcher Hand Grip Resistance Bands Hand Strengthener Hand Strengthening Equipment Forearm Exerciser Gripper 4PCS Set for Arthritis Carpal Tunnel Exercise Guitar & Rock Climbing Review:


I was told to use an exercise ball to rehab my shoulder after rotator cuff surgery. None were available locally, so I took a chance and ordered this from Amazon because it had finger holes like the one my physical therapist used for me. I had the therapists check these out before I used them, and they were very complimentary, saying these were well-designed and perfect for hand and finger exercises. I like that there are three levels of difficulty ( three exercisers included) and that there is a detailed Utube video explaining how to use properly, depending on your needs. I also like the reasonable cost and quick delivery. A good product.



Prohands Gripmaster Hand Exerciser, Finger Exerciser (Hand Grip Strengthener), Spring-Loaded, Finger-Piston System, Isolate and Exercise Each Finger Review:


Pretty neat & really effective! Definitely makes a noticeable difference in the tendons being employed when compared to the single grip squeeze units out there. The ring & pinky finger are sure to feel the burn! Remember guys, there's no muscles in your fingers, they are controlled by tendons in the hand! So the burn will come from inside your palm! The size of your fingers will most assuredly remain unchanged /due to/ this device - but boy oh boy will your grip strength improve!

**********MY BEST ADVICE**********
Size up what resistance you think you'll want to go with & then pick the size down. It will benefit you much more to be able to accomplish a greater number of repetitions at a lower resistance than it will be to strain your tendons by starting at what could be your max capabilities for some fingers (Sure, your index finger can do the red [7lb.] but can your pinky even get enough of a workout to be beneficial & not simply strain/injure the fragile tendon?) I say all of this from experience with multiple products of different designs after the same purpose. You'll be much happier when your hands aren't in pain from over-exertion - Or aren't discouraged to use it simply because it feels like going from 0-60 rapidly instead of a gradual climb to a beneficial burn.
**********MY BEST ADVICE**********

Please let me know if this review was helpful to you & feel free to ask any related questions. Thank you for taking the time to read this!



Vive Hand Exercise Balls - Grip Strengthening Physical, Occupational Therapy Kit - Squishy Stress, PT, Arthritis Pain Relief Workout Set - Fidget Finger Muscle Squeeze Resistance Strength Egg Trainers Review:


I find your poduct very effective! I have a health condition that prevent me from making a fist so I use the palm and roll the ball against the table. I roll it against my palm, wrist & forearm. It feels good. I start with the softer ball. When I feel comfortable enough, I will move up in ball strength. It really helps to relieve tension that I didn't realize I had because I am not able to utilize certain hand muscles but it tenses up anyway because it's linked to the muscles that I do directly use. So in my situation I feel your product is very effective! Thank you so much!



Hand Grip Strengthener, Finger Exerciser, Grip Strength Trainer (6 PCS),New Material,Forearm Grip Workout, Finger Stretcher, Relieve Wrist Pain, Carpal Tunnel. (Finger Exerciser) Review:


As an arthritis sufferer, I'm hopeful that this product will help strengthen my fingers. I was diagnosed too late to stop joint damage. Therefore, I've had issues with limited use with my hands for years. I can't afford physical therapy for my hands. There are many options available for building up strength, this one looked the best for the price (other "kits" looked too overwhelming for my needs). As soon as this product arrived-quickly, too, I may add!-I opened it and used the easy (green) set and tried the various exercises listed on back of box. I could tell immediately that the finger-loop exercises will help rebuild strength that I've lost over the years. Similar to exercising muscles you haven't used for years, I'm already feeling less pain in my fingers. This isn't an overnight cure!! I've got a long, long way to go to building strength in these joints. However, I like the various exercises available with the two styles of products (the "o" ring will take getting use to, as with my swan-neck deformity, it hurts the joints when I put it on, even the easy level). If I'm seeing results after 2 days, imagine how well I'll be doing in one year!



D’Addario Varigrip Hand Exerciser–Improve Dexterity and Strength in Fingers, Hands, Forearms- Adjust Tension Per Finger– Simulated Strings Help Develop Calluses- Comfortable Conditioning Review:


Amazon delivered this the same day I purchased it (it probably helps that Amazon has a distribution center in the closed shopping mall that's 1/2 mile from my home), and so I had to break it out after it arrived in the evening and start breaking it in. I have to say, when I awoke this morning, I could already start feeling increased strength in my forearm, in my fingers, and in the grip of my hand. I haven't played the guitar in about 10 years, and haven't played religiously like I used to in more than 30 years. So I need to rebuild hand and finger strength and of course, those critically important calluses. I'm confident this will help speed the process significantly. I might also suggest using this in your picking hand if you finger pick your instrument (such as a classical guitar or a banjo). And trumpet players might benefit from it, as well. I would definitely recommend it.



Airisland Finger Stretcher Hand Resistance Bands Hand Extensor Exerciser Finger Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Gripper set for Arthritis Carpal Tunnel Exercise Guitar and Rock Climbing 3pcs Review:


This is an excellent system, if used correctly. In giving these to my elderly father, I noted that he immediately began using them incorrectly and followed up with jokes and comments on how the little finger stretchers have no effect except, possibly, to strengthen a part of your hand that you almost never use in a strength motion, such as opening a sliding door with the back of your hand instead of using your palm. If you look at the pictures on the listing itself you will see photographs of hand models doing the exercise in similar fashion, also incorrectly, strengthening only the back of the hand, cutting all muscle exercise off at the wrist, which is bent forward, hand bending down.

The correct way to use this is to bend at the wrist lifting the hand up, mimicking the position of a carpal tunnel brace, stretching the inner wrist. In the correct position, using these for the back of your hand, you will also feel contracting and release of the muscles that run along the outside of your forearm, from the pinky/little finger side of your hand up to the side of the elbow, the outer elbow. This muscle group is the area most benefited by doing this exercise. When you lift weights it is easy to exercise the group from the inner wrist to the inner elbow, to strengthen the group of muscles utilized in standard forearm exercise. It is also easy to strengthen the group along the back of the arm, from the middle finger up to nearly the same place in the inner elbow, such as when bending the hand up/back and lowering it repeatedly. However, I find it difficult to use the muscle from the outer hand, pinky finger side, to the outer side of the elbow, a group that is only used when the pinky finger is working, and, consequently, had weaker arms than I would like.

A while ago, I began using these to exercise that portion of my forearm, with the side benefit of strengthening the back of my hand, and noticed clear and measurable results. As to the back of my hand, I really couldn't care any less but, as to the side of my arm, engaging the pinky and ring fingers in this exercise, when the hand is in the correct position, allowed me to get the repeated contraction and relaxation of the muscle up the outer side of my forearm that was needed to add a little bit of much needed muscle to that area. Why do I care about this muscle? Why would I want to thicken it up a little? Well, that is where my family comes in, specifically the smallest members. That muscle is the muscle protecting my arm when I fall to the side against furniture and other objects, which is an issue when tiny animals are running around your legs such that you have to choose between falling to the side or stepping on a beloved yet crazy fur baby. I have always chosen to fall over, protecting my little nut jobs, and always will.

This little system has been of benefit to me and, if you use it correctly, will most likely be of benefit to you. A couple words of advice, keep them in the plastic pouch or enclosed in a package of some kind, as dehumidification will dry out the flexible material, and don't forget that over-stretching won't benefit you but will break the elastic material, necessitating much earlier re-purchase. While they don't last forever, nor should they, you can greatly extend the lifespan of the Airisland Finger Stretchers if you don't misuse them or dry them out. Good luck in finding the right exercise tools for your hands and forearms.



Therapist’s Choice® Hand Exercise 3 Ball Kit: 3 Color Coded Resistance Levels Review:


I purchased these because I am experiencing numbness and lack of mobility in my dominant hand due to carpal tunnel. These are great for my issues, relieving nerve pain . I like the 3 different firmness; soft, moderate and hard, this works great allowing me to keep the exercises consistent regardless of the hand’s weakness any given day. Also, I can use these anywhere with little distraction from any daily activity. I am pleased.