Powerball: Effective Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a long-term neurodegenerative disorder, which affects the way the brain co-ordinates the movements of the body, such as walking, talking and writing. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease usually develop slowly over a number years and can affect people in different ways. However, people suffering from this condition will generally experience either tremors, slowness of movement (brandykinesia) or muscle rigidity, if not a combination of all three.
Although there is currently no cure for the condition, there are a number of things that can lessen the impact of some side effects and help with the overall treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Practicing regular exercises is one such method of treatment that can have impactful benefits for Parkinson’s patients.
What is Powerball?
Powerball is a handheld gyroscopic exerciser that can provide both relief and strength to anyone suffering from the disease. Powerball is powerful, easy to use and can help to combat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as:
Reduce stiffness & muscle rigidity
Increase hand & arm flexibility
Relieve pain caused by muscle tension
Build strength to prevent muscle wastage
Promote coordination & sense of balance
Powerball is physician-approved and used by over 4 million people worldwide for effective rehabilitation and strengthening results. Continue reading for more information on how Powerball can help with the treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
How is Powerball beneficial in the treatment for Parkinson’s disease?
+ Prevent muscle wastage
Slowness of movement and muscle rigidity in Parkinson’s patients can sometimes make it difficult to practice normal muscle range of motion. That’s why regular strengthening is very important in the treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Maintaining healthy and strong muscles prevents atrophy (muscle wastage), which occurs when muscles become underused.
As one of the world’s most effective isometric exercisers, Powerball can stop and prevent the symptoms of muscle wastage. Isometric exercise does not lengthen or shorten the length of a muscle like standard concentric and eccentric exercises do.
Instead, isometric exercise engages a muscle from deep within its core, keeping it stationary yet working it hard. For this reason, exercise with Powerball is highly-effective for strengthening and muscle building yet, is still 100% non-impact and pain-free. This allows you to strengthen your muscles, even with minimal effort and makes Powerball very beneficial in the treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
+ Reduce stiffness & increase flexibility
Muscle rigidity and stiffness are primary symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and can make even simple movements difficult to carry out. Exercise with Powerball can be extremely beneficial in the treatment for Parkinson’s disease, as it relieves stiffness by loosening out tight muscles and joints.
This happens two ways:
1.Spinning Powerball promotes the circulation of blood, which helps to relieve tension and pain and loosen out tight muscles.
2.Spinning Powerball stimulates the production of synovial fluid, which helps increase flexibility and range of motion in joints.
The combination of both benefits means less stiffness and more mobility for anyone suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
+ Improve coordination and sense of balance
Spinning Powerball requires a little bit of technique and coordination. Depending on your strengthening goals, you can spin Powerball as fast or as slow as you like, it’s completely up to you. We recommend starting slow and gradually increasing your spin speed as you gain more and more strength in your arms, hands and wrists. Once you’re comfortable with Powerball, you can try varying your efforts, moving from slow to fast spin speeds and back again.
Focusing on maintaining certain spin speeds like this engages not only your muscles, but also your mind. In this way, exercise with Powerball is effective for anyone suffering from Parkinson’s disease who wants to build on their coordination skills and improve their sense of balance.
Other benefits of Powerball for Parkinson’s patients
Isometric exercise with Powerball is 100% non-impact, meaning it places absolutely zero strain on sore or painful muscles. So, when you exercise with Powerball, you need never worry about overexerting yourself or sustaining an injury in the process.
Ease of use
At the size of a tennis ball, Powerball fits securely and comfortably in your hand. Very little grip strength is required to spin Powerball at slow speeds, so you can use this product even if you cannot fully grasp the ball due to pain in the hand or forearm.
Simple to start
It takes very little effort to start Powerball. If you are a first-time user of Powerball, we recommend starting off with one of our Autostart models. To start Autostart Powerball, simply wind the rotor back a couple of turns and release. This is quite easy to do, however, if you find that muscle stiffness or tremors are making this difficult to do, you can also roll Powerball across a flat table to get it started. See here for more information on how to start your Powerball.
Fun & addicting
Powerball takes the monotony out of strengthening and rehabilitation. Some of our Powerball models are fitted with colourful LED lights, which create a mesmerising lightshow as you spin. The faster you spin, the brighter and more epic the glow. Many of our Powerball models are fitted with a battery-free speed meter that allows you to track your strengthening process and spin speeds. The speed meter will even save your highest spin speed, so you can keep motivated to beat your high score.
Other strengthening products to aid with the treatment for Parkinson’s disease
We offer a wide range of strengthening and rehabilitation products, which complement Powerball exercise perfectly for maximum results. Each piece of strengthening equipment serves its own function and provides its own individual benefits depending on your needs. Find the perfect strength tool for you today: build strength, rehabilitate/prevent injury, relieve tension & stress or combat stiffness in the muscles – there is a strength tool for everyone.
Here at Powerball, we’ve worked closely with physio therapists to design comprehensive video and exercise programmes that exercise and strengthen from fingertip to shoulder. Each programme is easy to follow and will be beneficial with the treatment for Parkinson’s disease. You can check out the range of videos available on our videos page or watch the examples below for wrist and forearm strengthening exercises.
As Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition, using Powerball cannot prevent or cure this disease. However, regular exercise with Powerball can lessen certain side effects of Parkinson’s and can help to improve overall muscle movement, including providing pain relief and increased flexibility. However, due to the fact that there are many stages of Parkinson’s disease, we recommend first consulting with your doctor or physio therapist before using Powerball or any exercise device.
If you have any questions about how Powerball can help in the treatment for Parkinson’s disease, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information. We would be delighted to help you.
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Grip Strength Equipment for Effective Grip & Hand Training
Because there are so many different types of grip strength equipment to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to know which one is right for you. In this article, we discuss a variety of strength tools, including Powerball®, so you can find the perfect strengthening device for your needs.
Strength tools: The simple way to a powerful grip
Here at Powerball we offer a wide variety of strength tools that are ideal for training different parts of your upper-body. Some pieces of our strength tools are specially designed for strengthening individual muscle groups, such as the muscles of the forearm or those needed for a powerful grip. Other pieces of grip strength equipment focus on larger muscle areas, such as the hand or wrist, while Powerball, our original strength trainer, exercises the entire kinetic chain of the arm, building muscle and endurance from fingertip to shoulder.
As the most effective gyroscopic exerciser in the world, Powerball is one of the best pieces of grip strength equipment that you could treat your body to. Used by over 4 million people worldwide, Powerball trains your muscles for massively increased endurance and a powerful grip. For maximum results, we recommend complementing regular Powerball exercise with any of the other strength tools available on our website.
Why is regular grip strength training important?
Despite what people might say, strength tools are not just made for dedicated fitness fans. Regular grip training with a reliable piece of grip strength equipment should be part of everyone’s daily routine.
Work on a computer?
Play an instrument?
Wash the dishes?
Everyday we carry out hundreds of movements which, when repeated regularly start to weaken our muscles and joints. Overuse injuries, such as RSI (repetitive strain injuries) are extremely common and develop as a result of simple, repetitive everyday movements. That’s why it is so important that we practice regular grip strength training. Using a piece of grip strength equipment even just for a couple of minutes every day is enough to effectively maintain muscle and joint health and prevent injury from occurring.
Why should I practice regular grip strengthening?
+ Rehabilitate an injury or strengthen weak muscles
Suffer from weak wrists, a shaky grip or hand injury? Using a good piece of grip strength equipment on a regular basis can change that. Relieve pain, rehabilitate injury and regain strength – all it takes is just a couple of minutes a day to start seeing the results. Some pieces of grip strength equipment in the list below are specifically-designed for strengthening after you have recovered from certain injuries. Find the right strengthening tool for you today and get back to a strong, healthy and pain-free lifestyle in no time.
+ Build grip strength & endurance for sports
The basis of many sports is a strong grip (golf, tennis, climbing, martial arts, cycling and more). And whether professional or amateur, a reliable piece of grip strength equipment should be in the gym bag of every athlete. Use it to warm up before a game or cool down after a practice session – strength tools build muscle, endurance and grip strength so that you can play better for longer.What’s more, regular training with a good piece of grip strength equipment keeps your muscles and joints supple and strong, greatly lowering your risk of sustaining a sport-related injury or RSI.
+ Increase grip power & finger dexterity for musical instrument playing
Build grip strength, enhance finger dexterity, increase joint mobility and flexibility: no matter what your instrument, all musicians will benefit from using grip strength equipment. Regularly training your hands, fingers and wrists with a good piece of grip strength equipment should a part of every musician’s practice routine.
We recommend using strength tools on a daily basis for effective grip strength training and muscle health maintenance, however grip strength equipment is also ideal for warming up/down before and after practice sessions or performances. So, whether your forte is the guitar, piano or drums, you can enjoy enhanced performance and technique simply by practicing regular strength training. See the list below to choose the perfect strength tool for you.
+ Prevent RSI & other injury
RSI (repetitive strain injuries), such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, golfer’s/tennis elbow, etc. develop as a result of muscle or tendon overuse. Small movements repeated over time can cause irritation, inflammation and pain that can later develop into a serious RSI. Work-related RSI is a particularly common problem that affects office workers, manual labourers and assembly-line employees. Using a computer mouse, typing or repeatedly lifting or assembling objects will usually be the basis for this debilitating injury. Other activities, such as playing a sport or musical instrument, driving, knitting, gardening or simply washing the dishes can also cause RSI.
For this reason, regular training with a reliable piece of grip strength equipment is extremely important. A good piece of equipment should not only strengthen your grip, but it should also build muscle and endurance in the hands, fingers, wrists and arms.
Maintaining strong and flexible muscles is without a doubt the most effective way to protect yourself from injury. And all you need is a good piece of grip strength equipment to keep the symptoms of RSI and other injuries at bay. Every one of the strength tools listed below is highly-effective for building grip power, muscle strength and endurance and providing long-lasting injury rehabilitation/prevention.
Which piece of grip strength equipment is for me?
As there are so many different types of grip strength equipment to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to know which one is right for you. Below is a list featuring all of the strength tools available on the Powerball® website. Each tool is rated based on its ability to strengthen, rehabilitate, prevent injury and relieve stress. Have a look through the list below and find the perfect piece of grip strength equipment for you today:
Powerball is one of the most effective isometric exercisers in the world. Spin Powerball at slow speeds for instant pain relief and effective injury rehabilitation; or spin it at high speeds for strengthening and long-lasting injury prevention. Simple to use and only the size of a tennis ball, Powerball is a powerful piece of grip strength equipment that you will never regret purchasing. All it takes is 3-5 minutes a day of Powerball exercise to start seeing the incredible benefits for yourself.
Train your muscles for the ultimate grip, build strength in the arms & wrists for enhanced workouts in the gym or rehabilitate injuries in the upper limbs – the Metal Grip Strengthener from Powerball® provides everything you’ll need in one powerful, compact device.
With a choice of 5 powerful resistance levels (75lbs, 100lbs, 150lbs, 200lbs & 250lbs), there is a Powerball Metal Gripper to suit all levels of strength and fitness.
Also includes: One pair of rubber grip covers for extra protection and gripping comfort and one convenient travel bag. Choose from the range of single grip strengtheners or buy one of our combi Metal Gripper Packs which offer a choice of resistance levels for the ultimate forearm workout:
75lbs / 35kg “Recovery/Rehabilitate” – metal grip strengthener (gold handle)
100lbs / 45kg “Entry/Beginner” – metal grip strengthener (silver handle)
Strengthen your forearms, build crushing grip or simply rehabilitate injured fingers – it’s all possible with the 5 > 50kg multi adjustable Power Gripper where powerful resistance is created with the simple twist of a knob.
Power Gripper is a perfect warm up tool, helping to rapidly warm up the forearm flexor and extensor muscles and driving blood flow into the tissue to help prevent injury during the workout or game.
The perfect accessory to keep in your gym bag or car glove box, a 30 second progressive squeeze at the desired resistance level will place a strong loading on the muscles in the forearm and help develop massive grip strength and very strong fingers.
We recommend using Power Gripper in conjunction with Powerball for maximum efficiency and results. Available in black and turquoise.
The Isometric Finger Gripper from Powerball® is the perfect tool for anyone looking to build finger grip strength and regain muscle power in the hands and forearms. A particularly useful product for musicians, the Isometric Finger Gripper allows you to target and strengthen individual fingers for enhanced joint dexterity and flexibility.
This pocket-sized exerciser can be conveniently stowed away in your pocket or bag for warming up before a music show or practice session. It is also highly practical for sports requiring powerful finger grip strength and endurance, such as climbing, golf, martial arts and tennis. For best results, we recommend that you PRESS AND HOLD the buttons for periods of 15, 30 or 60 seconds (isometric resistance) depending on strength and fitness level.
An engaging and highly-addictive pocket sized exerciser designed to maintain the health, strength and conditioning of the hands & fingers for all ages and fitness levels.
Each Skrunch is filled with 300grams of extra fine micro-base silica crystal wrapped securely inside two layers of durable latex to ensure a supremely comfortable yet engaging “squeeze” each time you use it.
This soft foam physiotherapy ball is perfect for strengthening hand and finger muscles and for rehabilitating the fingers, hands and weak wrists. Powerball StressBall has been manufactured to exactly represent the size and shape of a real Powerball® in the form of a squeezable stress ball. Relieve tension, increase grip strength and flexibility, maintain muscle health or rehabilitate injury in the hand and fingers – it’s all possible with a simple squeeze of this soft and resilient foam StressBall. Available in a variety of colours.
Still not sure which piece of grip strength equipment is right for you?
No problem! We also offer a variety of Power® Packs for all of your strengthening needs. Every pack contains a variety of diverse strength tools, each with their own individual advantages for effective strengthening and rehabilitation.
Elite Titan Power® Pack
The centrepiece of this Elite Pack is the world’s most powerful Powerball; Titan Pro Autostart. This premium bundle is the perfect choice for all sports & fitness enthusiasts or indeed, anyone who is serious about strengthening their upper limbs.
The Elite Titan Power® Pack includes:
Powerball Autostart Titan Pro & Carry Case – Titan Pro features a solid zinc rotor, ultra smooth spin performance. automatic starting and includes an inbuilt digital speed meter for precisely tracking your workout sessions. It produces 22kg of resistance at 10,000rpm with a max output of 28kg / 60lbs+ – making it absolutely ideal for anyone looking to build serious upper-body strength.
Metal Grippers in 150- & 200lbs resistances – 2 high-quality aluminium & steel grippers with protective foam covers and included bag.
Power Gripper x 2 – affords you 5-50kg (1-110lbs) of concentric and eccentric grip strength resistance – the perfect complement to Powerball’s isometric strength training.
Power® Roller– self-massage ball for sore muscles and pain relief on the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hips, legs, and feet.
Finger Stretch Exerciser x 2 – elastic resistance trainer for building hand and fingers strength.
Isometric Finger Gripper – can be used for both dexterity and endurance training of the fingers. Simply squeeze and hold for 20-60 seconds to see an improvement in strength.
Squeeze Exercise Egg – simple, effective hand squeeze ‘egg’ – great for strengthening, rehabilitation/recovery and stress relief.
The perfect strengthening bundle pack for your fingers, hands, wrists & arms.
This great value pack is based around our worldwide best selling Powerball Autostart Pro and saves you over 25% on normal combined retail. It’s perfect for all strengthening or rehabilitation applications of the upper limbs (forearms, wrists, hands, fingers plus shoulders). Ideal for training on the go, at home or while taking a quick 60 second break at your desk.
The Autostart Pro Strength Pack includes:
NSD Powerball Autostart Pro & Protective Carry Case – Autostart Pro includes a digital speed meter for precisely tracking your strength & rehabilitation progress, ultra smooth spin performance, automatic starting and generates 16kg / 35pounds of resistance / force at 10,000rpm.
Power Gripper – affords you 5-50kgs (10-110lbs) of concentric and eccentric grip strength resistance to complement the isometric strength training of Powerball.
Finger Stretch Exerciser – resistance trainer for your hands and fingers.
Isometric Finger Gripper – can be used for both finger dexterity and endurance. Grip and hold for 20-60 seconds each time and build strength fast.
Squeeze Exercise ‘Egg’ – simple effective hand squeeze ‘egg’, great for strengthening and rehabilitation.
Keep your hands, wrists, arms and fingers in tip top shape – all it takes is just a couple of minutes of strengthening a day. Find your favourite new piece of grip strength equipment today and enjoy a strong, healthy and pain-free lifestyle. Strengthening done right – Strengthen the Powerball® way.
Wrist Physical Therapy – Effective Exercises for Rehabilitation & Strengthening
As one of the most active joints in the body, the wrist can be very susceptible to injury. Fractures, sprains, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, ligament tears, breaks… the list goes on – there are so many different types of wrist injuries that affect people today. But no matter what your injury, it is important to make sure that you rehabilitate fully by practicing effective wrist physical therapy.
Wrist Physical Therapy Made Simple with Powerball
There are a variety of techniques and exercises that are effective for wrist physical therapy. Range of motion exercises along with stretching and strengthening exercises will most likely be recommended by your doctor or physiotherapist to help you rehabilitate and re-train your wrist after injury. While these types of exercises are very beneficial, we recommend that you supplement them with isometric exercise in order to achieve maximum recovery results.
Powerball is one of the most effective isometric exercisers in the world. At only the size of an apple, Powerball is a physician-approved gyroscope that is used by over 4 million peopleworldwide to effectively rehabilitate and strengthen their upper-body limbs.
Experience the results for yourself – spin Powerball for just 3 minutes a day to benefit from fast and effective wrist physical therapy.
Continue reading for recommended wrist physical therapy exercises and more information on Powerball’s incredible rehabilitation benefits.
Wrist Physical Therapy for Specific Injuries
Because there are so many different types of wrist injuries, there are also different forms of wrist injury rehabilitation. Some wrist injuries, such as RSI (carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis), will heal themselves over time, while others require that you wear a cast or splint on your wrist for a couple of weeks (breaks, fractures, sprains) before beginning any kind of therapy.
Very severe wrist injuries may even require surgery, but no matter what kind of wrist injury you have, all injuries will benefit from wrist strengthening exercises at some point during your recovery.
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Once you have fully healed from your wrist injury, you can start regaining strength and movement in your wrist as part of your wrist physical therapy. To be clear, you should only ever begin wrist physical therapy AFTER your injury has fully healed (i.e bones/tears/fractures are fully repaired and you no longer experience intense pain when moving the wrist joint.) It is recommended that you visit your doctor if you are unsure about when to start wrist physical therapy.
Even after your injury has properly healed, your muscles, tendons and bones will likely be very weak. That is why is it important to start slowly and gradually build the intensity of your wrist physical therapy as you progress through your recovery.
Stage 1 – Range of motion exercises
Range of motion exercises require simple movements of the wrist and are a good place to start when you begin wrist physical therapy. These types of exercises slowly take the wrist through its normal range of motion and should be done gently and carefully to avoid further injury. Below are three examples of simple range of motion exercises. Each exercise should be done 10 times(10 reps), which should be repeated 3 times daily.
Beneficial for: Most wrist injuries, including wrist RSI (carpal tunnel syndrome & tendonitis), wrist fractures & breaks, wrist sprains, de Quervain’s tenosynovitis and more.
Always take care to never overexert yourself. If it hurts, take a break! It is advised that you seek medical attention if you experience severe pain or numbness after or during these exercises.
1. Wrist extension and flexion
With your forearm resting on a table, have your hand hanging over the ledge with your palm facing down.
Gently move your hand upward until you feel a gentle stretch. Lower your hand again to the starting position.
Repeat this exercise 10 times, 3 times a day.
2. Palm turning exercise
While seated, lay your hand flat on your leg with your palm facing down. Gently turn your hand over, so that the palm is facing up.
Repeat this exercise 10 times, 3 times a day.
3. Opening and closing fist
Begin with your fist closed (not too tightly). Slowly open your palm, stretching your fingers outwards.
Close your fist again. Repeat this exercise 10 times, 3 times a day.
Stage 2 – Stretching exercises
Wrist stretching exercises are a step further in wrist physical therapy. As the name suggests, these types of exercises stretch out the muscles and tendons in the wrist and forearm, increasing circulation and overall flexibility. Below are four examples of simple, yet effective stretching exercises for wrist physical therapy.
1. Wrist stretch (palm inwards)
Begin with your arm outstretched in front of you with your palm facing in towards your body and your fingers pointing towards the floor.
With your free hand, grab the fingers of your outstretched hand and gently pull them towards you until you feel a gentle stretch in the back of your wrist.
Hold the stretch for 10-20 seconds.
Repeat this exercise again, but this time have your fingers facing up towards the ceiling with your palm still facing in towards your body.
Repeat this exercise 3 times a day.
2. Wrist stretch (palm outwards)
This exercise is the exact same as the one above, except that this time, your palm is facing outwards, away from your body throughout the exercise.
Repeat 3 times daily.
Both of the above exercises can be performed using a table (as illustrated below).
Place both of your palms face down on the edge of a table. Keeping your elbows straight, gently lean your body weight forward. Hold this position for 10-20 seconds.
Repeat this exercise 3 times.
Afterwards, turn your hands so that the palms are facing upwards towards the ceiling. Repeat the same movements as above (repeat 3 times).
3. Palm press (thumbs in)
While standing, bring your hands together in a praying position.
Raise your hands until they are level with your face and bring your elbows together.
Keeping them joined, slowly start to lower your hands until you begin to feel a gentle stretch (this is usually felt as your hands draw level with the belly button).
Hold the stretch for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this exercise 3 times daily.
4. Palm press (thumbs out)
Bring your hands together in a praying position, level with your belly button. Now turn your hands downwards, so that your fingers are pointing down towards the floor (thumbs are facing outwards).
Slowly bring your hands up towards your chest until you feel a gentle stretch.
Hold the stretch for 10-20 seconds. Repeat 3 times daily.
Stage 3 – Strengthening exercises
Once you can do all of the range of motion and stretching exercises without feeling any pain, you can move on to strengthening exercises. Strengthening exercises are the final stage of your wrist physical therapy and will effectively strengthen the wrist joint for a longer-lasting, more effective recovery. Stronger, healthier wrists are more flexible and resilient, and are less likely to incur injury in the future.
Practicing regular strengthening exercises maintains muscle and joint health and so, it is recommended that you continue to practice the below exercises even after you have fully regained strength in your wrist.
1. Wrist extension exercise
Holding a can or light dumbbell in your hand, bend your elbow at a 90-degree angle. (You may also support your arm on a table to do this exercise if it is easier.) Ensure that the hand holding the weight is facing upwards, (palm facing towards the ceiling).
Now, keeping your elbow bent, slowly raise your hand upwards (towards your body) until you feel a gentle stretch. Hold this position for 10-20 seconds, then bring your hand back to the starting position.
Repeat this exercise 10 times, 3 times a day.
As you feel yourself becoming stronger, you can gradually increase the weight of the can/dumbbell.
2. Wrist flexion exercise
This exercise is the exact same as the one above, except that this time, the hand holding the weight is positioned with the palm facing down towards the floor.
With your elbow bent at a 90-degree angle, hold the weight in your hand. Slowly raise your hand upwards, bending your wrist until you feel a gentle stretch.
Hold this position for 10-20 seconds, then bring your hand back to the starting position.
Repeat this exercise 10 times, 3 times a day.
As you feel yourself becoming stronger, you can gradually increase the weight of the can/dumbbell.
3. Grip strengthening
For this exercise you need a soft, rubber ball, such as a stress ball or hard sponge (see below for our stress ball products).
Grip the ball in your hand with your fingers all around it.
Gently begin squeezing the ball. There are two types of exercises you can do here:
1. Give the ball 10 short squeezes with your hand – squeezing, then immediately loosening your grip. Repeat this 3 times (10 reps x 3).
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2. Squeeze the ball and hold for 10 seconds. Then release. Repeat this exercise 3 times.
Powerball® Strengthening Accessories for Wrist Physical Therapy
We offer a wide range of diverse strengthening accessories to aid you with each step of your wrist physical therapy. While our strengtheners are a step up from the above exercises, we still recommend using them in conjunction with these exercises to benefit from maximum recovery results. You can check out the range of strengthening accessories available below or in our online store:
Isometric Exercise for Effective Wrist Physical Therapy
Isometric exercise differs from concentric and eccentric exercise (the exercises outlined above), because it does not involve a change in muscle length or joint angle. With other types of exercises, the muscle lengthens (eccentric) or shortens (concentric), but isometric exercise keeps the muscle stationary. However, this does not mean that your muscles aren’t working hard when engaged in isometric exercise. In fact the opposite is true: isometric exercise works your muscles from their very core, building strength and endurance faster than any other form of exercise.
Powerball for Wrist Physical Therapy
Powerball is a simple, handheld gyroscope yet, is one of the world’s most effective isometric exercisers. Powerball generates healing isometric resistance as you spin it – the faster you spin, the more resistance it creates. Powerball’s isometric exercise engages your muscles from fingertip to shoulder and is thus, highly effective for rehabilitation, strengthening and wrist physical therapy.
Start spinning with Powerball today and see for yourself why over 4 million people worldwide have benefited from using this unique product.
+ Rehabilitate wrist injuries
The intensity of your exercise with Powerball can be as gentle or as powerful as you like – you control the speed of your recovery. For effective rehabilitation results, we always recommend starting at low spin speeds and gradually building intensity as you grow stronger.
Even at low spin speeds, Powerball’s isometric resistance still massively increases circulation throughout the entire kinetic chain of the arm, bringing healing, oxygen-rich nutrients to damaged tissue in the wrist. These nutrients act fast to relieve any pain and repair and rejuvenate injured muscles, tendons and bones. And that’s not even the best part…
+ Strengthen as you recover
Powerball is so effective for wrist physical therapy because of its ability to build strength and rehabilitate at the same time. As your muscles and tendons are healing, they are also fully engaged by Powerball’s isometric resistance. This resistance delves deep into tissue fibres, actively strengthening your muscles as you recover. This dual action of strengthening and rehabilitation dramatically cuts recovery times and promotes long-lasting rehabilitation results that go muscle-deep.
+ Increase wrist flexibility & range of motion
Reduce stiffness, enhance flexibility and increase circumduction (range of motion) in the wrist joint – it’s as easy as spinning Powerball. Exercising with Powerball increases the production of synovial fluid with lubricates the wrist joint. This in turn reduces any pain and stiffness caused by injury and allows you to gain power, increase flexibility and recover strength in the wrist. All it takes is 3 minutes a day with Powerball to start seeing the benefits of this unique gyroscope.
+ 100% non-impact wrist physical therapy
If you haven’t already guessed, the secret to Powerball is it’s healing isometric resistance. Isometric resistance is 100% non-impact, meaning it doesn’t place any extra strain on sore muscles or tendons in the wrist. What’s more, Powerball requires very little effort to start and spin. Many of our models are fitted with an Autostart mechanism for even greater ease of use. (You can check out our video tutorials on how to start your Powerball here.) With this in mind, you need never worry about overexerting yourself or worsening your injury when you exercise with Powerball.
+ Prevent future injury
Spin Powerball for as little as 3 minutes each day to benefit from effective injury protection. Think of it as an extra layer of body armour for your wrists: as you exercise, Powerball’s unique isometric resistance works its way along the entire arm, actively strengthening and preventing injury from fingertip to shoulder. Combat the symptoms of RSI, weak wrists or a reoccurring injury simply by spinning Powerball. It has never been easier to keep your wrists strong, healthy and pain-free.
Combine regular Powerball exercise with the exercises outlined above to benefit from fast and effective wrist physical therapy. No matter what your injury, get back to a healthy and active lifestyle today with Powerball. Click on the button below to check out the range of models and strengthening accessories that are available in our online store.
Physio-Designed Programmes for Wrist Physical Therapy
Here at Powerball we’ve worked closely with physiotherapists and sports injury specialists to create a variety of easy-to-follow video programmes for your wrist physical therapy. Following these exercise programmes will massively benefit your recovery process by providing you with a step-by-step guide to effective wrist rehabilitation. Check out our videos page to see our range of exercise programmes or watch the videos below for information on helpful wrist rehab exercises.
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I’ve been suffering with Golfers Elbow for some time and use my Powerball when it gets really uncomfortable, I exercise with Powerball for a couple of minutes then, as if by magic the aches ease away and my arm is trouble free for about a week. No permanent cure yet, but 2 weeks totally rested and filled with Ibuprofen didn’t provide a medical cure either. At least this Powerball gives me around a week of pain relief for a couple of minutes of exercise, and virtually instant too.
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Powerball for effective hand and finger pain treatment
Immediate hand & finger pain relief
Strengthen as you recover
Long-lasting pain prevention
Our hands and fingers are central to our functionality as human beings. Pick up, put down, throw, catch, write, eat, communicate, create… we use our hand and fingers to carry out thousands of actions every day. They are essential to our daily life. So, if you’re suffering from hand and finger pain, you know just how much it can negatively impact your ability to complete everyday tasks.
That’s where Powerball comes in.
Combat & cure hand & finger pain with Powerball
Powerball is a highly-effective device for rehabilitating and strengthening the hands and fingers. When used for as little as 3 minutes a day, Powerball’s resistance acts as an extra-layer of body armour for your muscles and joints, providing immediate hand and finger pain relief. Find out for yourself why over 4 million people worldwide use Powerball for active hand and finger strengthening and rehabilitation.
Immediate hand & finger pain relief
Spin Powerball at slow speeds to gently repair damaged muscles and tendons and ease the symptoms of hand and finger pain. Spinning Powerball at slow speeds will increase circulation along the entire kinetic chain of your arm, from fingertip to shoulder. Increase circulation and you increase the flow of oxygen-rich nutrients to sore areas, such as painful tendons or joints in the hand and finger. Not only do these nutrients immediately relieve hand and finger pain, but they also begin to repair and rejuvenate any damaged tissue, bringing you one step closer to a healthy and pain-free lifestyle.
Powerball’s isometric resistance is 100% non-impact, meaning that it does not place any additional strain on sore or inflamed muscles, joints or tendons. You control your recovery: generate from 1.0lb (0.5kg) up to 35lbs (16kg) depending on how fast you spin Powerball. Whether you’re spinning fast or slow, you can rehabilitate and strengthen without any fear of over-exertion or worsening your condition. Never again suffer from weak grip or hand and finger pain – pick up a Powerball today and we promise, you’ll thank us later.
Strengthen as you recover
As your hand and finger pain begins to fade, you can gradually start to increase your Powerball spin speed. Spinning Powerball at higher speeds provides effective hand and finger strengthening even while you are in recovery. Regular strength training with Powerball will allow you to maintain muscle mass and joint health and in turn, prevent hand and finger pain from returning in the future. Massively increase forearm power and finger grip strength – with Powerball you can enjoy strong and healthy limbs that have no time for weakness or pain. Change the way you think about rehabilitation – all it takes is 3 minutes a dayto see the incredible benefits that come with spinning a Powerball.
Simple to use, simple to recover
Pick up a Powerball, wind back the rotor, release and spin – it’s that simple.
Powerball is easy to start and you can use it even if you are suffering from severe hand or finger pain. Our range of Autostart Powerball modelsneed only be wound back a couple of times and released to get them started. You can also roll an Autostart model across a hard surface, such as a table to activate it. What’s more, Powerball requires very little effort to spin it. If hand or finger pain is preventing you from fully bending your fingers, you can still effectively exercise with Powerball using only a light grip. Watch the video below to see just how easy it is to start Autostart Powerball.
Powerball gyroscope – How it works
With over 4 million sold worldwide,Powerball is the world’s number one gyroscope. Inside the shell of a Powerball is a rotor (green wheel), which spins on an axis. As the rotor spins, it creates resistance, which pushes against your efforts to spin Powerball. The faster you spin Powerball, the more resistance it creates and the harder it becomes to spin. This resistance is non-impact and 100% isometric, making Powerball the perfect device for rehabilitation and strengthening.
Check out the range of models available in our online store and find the perfect Powerball model for you. Eliminate hand and finger pain for good with Powerball – the power is in your hands.
There are a variety of reasons why someone might experience hand and/or finger pain. As there are no substantial muscles in your hands or fingers, all finger grip strength and hand mobility stems directly from two powerful forearm muscles: the flexor and extensor muscles.
The flexor and extensor muscles are skeletal muscles, meaning they are directly attached to bone by tendons and are voluntarily controlled. Flexor muscles are engaged when you bend or ‘flex’ your joints. For example, when you make a fist, the flexor muscles contract and pull on the bones in your fingers, causing the joints to bend.
The extensor muscles serve the opposite function. When the extensor muscles contract, they cause the joints in your fingers to extend and straighten out again.
Hand and finger pain can occur when the tendons which connect the flexor and extensor muscles to bone become torn or damaged. These tendons can become damaged as a result of overuse, a deep skin cut or an impact injury.
Weak finger grip strength? Usually the sign of a weak flexor muscle.
Shooting pain when shaking hands or gripping? The tendons connecting the flexor muscle to the elbow or finger joint may be inflamed.
Pain when straightening or extending your fingers/hands? Possibly a weak extensor muscle.
Pain when bending your fingers? The band of tissue that holds the flexor to the bone becomes swollen (also known as “trigger finger”).
RSI causing hand or finger pain?
Overuse injuries, such as RSI (repetitive strain injuries) are another common cause of hand and finger pain. RSI develop when tendons, ligaments or muscles become strained from overuse, resulting in swelling or inflammation. RSI can often be very painful, because any such swelling can infringe on a nerve and cause in pain when moving.
Overuse is generally caused by activities involving constant repetitive movements, such as typing, using a computer mouse, driving or playing an instrument. Common types of RSI like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis can have a serious impact on everyday life if left untreated and may even affect your ability to carry out simple, daily tasks.
Other common conditions that may cause hand and finger pain include:
Ulnar tunnel syndrome (numbness in the fingers due to trapped nerve)
Other methods of treatment
Rest – Taking a break and resting your hand/finger is important as it gives the injury time to heal and recover.
Ice – Ice packs are great to help reduce inflammation. It is extremely important to rest the wrist with ice if swelling and extreme pain are present.
Stretching – Your doctor or physio may recommend certain hand and finger strengthening exercises that you can do to stretch out any damaged muscles or tendons and encourage them to heal. Powerball exercise is even more beneficial when supplemented with regular stretching and finger strengthening exercises. These help to loosen out any tight muscles or tendons and increase circulation to sore joints.
Avoid possible causes – It is important to identify and avoid any actions which may have caused your hand or finger pain or condition. Continuing these actions during your recovery may only serve to worsen your condition and extend recovery times.
Seek medical advice – If you are suffering from severe hand or finger pain, or your condition does not improve after regular strength training with Powerball, it may be necessary that you visit your doctor or physical therapist. They will ensure that you are not suffering from any underlying condition and can advise you on another treatment option, such as steroid injections or surgery.
What does the physical therapist recommend?
Colm Murphy is an IAPT physical therapist, lecturer in anatomy, and professional tennis coach. Colm is an expert in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal anatomy and analysis and works closely with elite level athletes. Colm designed our rehabilitation & strengthening programmes, which you can find on our videospage.
Powerball is a physician-approved product that will help you maintain muscle and joint health and eliminate hand and finger pain, now and forever. Every Powerball is fitted with a lifetime warranty so you can always keep yourself in top shape – from fingertip to shoulder.
Choose your perfect Powerball from our store and get spinning today.