The radial nerve is a nerve that exits the neck and travels down the arm to the hand. Pinching of this nerve anywhere along its track will create numbness or weakness in the hand and arm. Nerve flossing works to pull the irritated nerve back and forth, reducing inflammation and improving overall symptoms.

 

Directions

  • Position 1
    • Slightly abduct and extend the affected shoulder
    • Fully extend the elbow, but flex the wrist, having your palm face towards the ceiling (like a butler waiting for a tip)
    • Laterally flex your head towards the affected side
  • Position 2
    • Flex the shoulder, elbow, and wrist in front of you
    • Laterally flex your head away from the affected
  • Switch between the two positions for reps of 10-15, several times throughout the day