I have been gradually losing the use of my hands. I am very limited in what I can do with my hands. My new Osteopathic doctor referred me to a hand clinic. Now I am doing several hours a day of hand exercises. It is tedious and somewhat discouraging, since some of my joints are so frozen that I can barely bend them at all --even using the opposite hand to flex them. I am warming my hands with a moist heat pad, doing ten sets of passive exercises on each knuckle, ten sets of passive exercises on each knuckle, some hand exercises, and massaging the palm and fingers with a mini vibrator to break up scar tissue. The whole set takes me about an hour, and I am supposed to do it four to six times a day! I have been dong that for over a week, and my progress is measured in very few millimeters. I hope I see some long term benefits to this.