Dural Flossing: radial nerve floss

A mobility exercise for the upper extremity, gently tensioning the radial nerve from the distal end and then the proximal end.

  • gently tilt the head towards the affected side
  • gently depress the scapula
  • make a loose fist while tucking your thumb into your fingers
  • extend the whole upper extremity behind your body (reach back)
  • flex the wrist
  • internally rotate the arm (rotate it inwards)
  • hold position for a few seconds
  • now relieve the tension in the upper extremity by lessening all the movements described above
  • move the head and neck away from the affected arm and hold for a few seconds
  • move back and forth between these two positions, repeat as needed
  • NOTE: only work within the comfortable range