The ulnar nerve is a nerve that originates in the neck and travels down the arm to the hand. Pinching of this nerve can create numbness or weakness of the hand. Nerve flossing is a maneuver designed to pull the irritated nerve back and forth, reducing symptoms and improving the healing process.

 

Directions

  • Position 1
    • Make an “OK” sign with your finger
    • Flip the sign upside down and cover your eye with the circular portion of your fingers
    • Laterally flex your head towards the affected side
  • Position 2
    • Release the OK sign and reach forward like a handshake
    • Laterally flex your head away from the affected side
  • Repetitively switch between the two positions, performing 10-15 repetition per set throughout the day