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Swimming is a great way to gently strengthen joints. It might take a while to see the kind of results that you want though!

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You've gotten some great suggestions. I just wanted to add wrist curls as an option to help strengthen your wrists. Here's a demo:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
?exercise=157


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You can do planks on your forearms. There is a yoga pose that really helps my wrists since I spend a lot of the day with my hands tilted back (typing, work, planks). Basically, you fold your hands the other way and tuck them under your feet.. Here is a webpage that outlines it.
http://www.myyogaonline.com/poses/forward-bends/hand-under-foot-pose-padahastasana



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You can do planks with neutral wrists supported on a pair of hex head dumbbells.

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1) You can do planks on your elbows instead and still get 90% of the benefits.

2) I found that exercises that required me to grip and pull (lat pulldowns, pull ups, rows, deadlifts, etc) really improved the strength and flexibility of my wrists.



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I love plank exercises as they really work the whole body in a variety of ways, but I am limited in the amount of time I can spend in plank position due to the pain it causes in my wrists. Anyone got any suggestions as to ways of improving strength and/or flexibility in the wrists?



 
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