Keeping my hands and wrists pain-free can be hard since I work on a computer all day and crochet and craft at night. I started looking for exercises or stretches to keep my hands from cramping up and feeling stiff. Berroco has a great Handeze warm up, which I made into a printable two-up PDF.
(A big thanks to my lovely hand model who inherited all the good nail genes in the family.)
Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Theresa Murphy demonstrates hand, wrist and finger stretches in this YouTube series:
Pretty interesting and informative site with free videos demonstrating basic hand exercises to increase strength and flexibility of your hands and fingers.
The biggest challenge I face is to take breaks and rest my hands. When I’m on a roll with a crochet project, though, it’s hard to put it down. It’s a good lesson in moderation – one I always need to be reminded of.