3) Rubber Band Resistance
For many people the hands can be a particularly painful area of arthritis, especially in the morning. Using a rubber band can help you to stretch those fingers out! Take a rubber band and place it around all 5 fingers and then gently stretch your fingers apart. Hold this for 5 seconds before bringing your fingers back to their starting positions. Repeat 10 times for each hand.
4) Soup Can Curls
The Arthritis Foundation suggests that even using something as light as a soup can (16 ounces) can have a beneficial effect on arthritis and increase range of motion. Do 10-15 bicep curls for each arm, standing with feet hip width apart.