Handmaster Plus Reasearch & Articles


Arthritis (Rheumatoid – Hand) and Exercise:
Conservative Hand Therapy Treatments in Rheumatoid Arthritis (Keele University, Keele, UK – October, 2005)

Home Hand Exercise and Osetoarthritis
Effect of home-based hand exercises in women with hand osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial (Norway, 2013)

Hand Exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Exercises to improve function of the rheumatoid hand (SARAH): a randomised controlled trial (Lamb et al, National Health Service UK, 2015)

Home Hand Exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis
The effectiveness of home hand exercise programmes in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review (British Medical Bulletin, Volume 119, Issue 1, 1 September 2016, Pages 49–62)

Hand Exercise and Arthritis
University of Berkley, Berkley Wellness

Arthritis and Exercise:
Exercise and Arthritis (American Council on Exercise)

Arthritis and Exercise:
Exercise Benefits Arthritis Sufferers (Northwestern University – April 12, 2005)

Blood Pressure

Hand Exercise Lowers Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure:
Effect of Isometric Handgrip Exercise Training on Resting Blood Pressure in Normal Healthy Adults (J Clin. Diagn Res, Sept 2014)

Hand Exercise & Blood Pressure:
Handgrip Exercises Lower Blood Pressure (Web MD – Oct 8, 2004)

Brain/ Nervous System

Exercise and Brain Function:
Improved Memory By Lifestyle Changes (UCLA – Dec 15, 2005)

Grip Strength

Grip strength and hand exercise:
Wrist Position Determines Force of Individuals Fingers (Abstract, U of Pittsburgh)


Hand exercise:
Exercise Therapy Builds Strength, Mobility In MS Patients (Center For Advancement of Health Feb 22, 2005)


Osteoporosis and Exercise:
Exercise Campaign Announced (IOF Lifestyle Campaign)

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Hand exercise and hand injury:
Blackberry Thumb – Real Illness or Just Dumb (Web MD – Jan 26, 2005)

Hand exercise and hand injury:
Blackberry Thumb? (Worker’s Comp Insider – Feb 03, 2005)

Hand exercise and hand injury:
For Some, Thumb Pain Is BlackBerry’s Stain (Washington Post – April 22, 2005)



Hand exercise and golf grip:
40% of Golf Injuries Wrist, Hand & Elbow (Physician And Sports Medicine)


Hand exercise and hand injury:
Most Common Climbing Injuries (Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation)

Hand exercise and hand injury:
Orthopedic problems in sport climbing (Wilderness Medical Association)


Hand exercise and elbow injury/tennis elbow/ elbow tendonitis:
Most Common Tennis Injuries (Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation)