GUYON'S SYNDROME EXERCISE PROGRAM: LITTLE FINGER/WRIST (Pinky Side)

SYMPTOMS: Pain, numbness, tingling and paresthesia affecting one-half of the ring finger and the entire little finger.

VIEW EXERCISES USED:
Palm-Up Elbow Moving*
Palm-Up Isolated
Palm-Down Isolated
Pronation Isolated
Radial Deviation


IMPORTANT:
Use Palm-Up Elbow Moving unless you experience ANY discomfort in the elbow region while performing these exercises (not including post-exercise soreness, fatigue, etc.) Revert to using Palm-Up Isolated, still following the required number of sets and repetitions.

 

WEEK #1         3     sets / 12-20  repetitions         2X Daily         3 days wk

1 set: Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
                       
1 set: Pronation Isolated
    
1 set: Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
* Perform 3 sets in the morning and 3 sets in the afternoon / evening*

 

WEEK #2-3      4 sets / 12-20 repetitions              2X Daily         5 days wk

1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
                                        
1 set:  Pronation Isolated      
1 set: Radial Deviation      
1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
 
* Perform 4 sets in the morning and 4 sets in the afternoon / evening*

        

 

WEEK #4-8      6 sets / 12-20 repetitions              2X Daily         6 days wk

                                
1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
   .......
1-set Palm-Down Isolated   
                 
      
2 sets: Pronation Isolated          
1 set: Radial Deviation
                     
1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
 * Perform 6 sets in the morning and 6 sets in the afternoon / evening*  

              

  WEEK #9-12   8 sets / 12-20 repetitions              2X Daily         6 days wk

                              

1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated   .......
2-sets Palm-Down Isolated                    
      
2 sets: Pronation Isolated         
2 sets: Radial Deviation
                     
1 set:  Palm-Up Elbow Moving or Palm-Up Isolated
* Perform 8 sets in the morning and 8 sets in
the afternoon / evening*

 

PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE: Increase exercise resistance each week by moving up the Band Clasp/shortening the band length.