This is Jamie Glick, and I'm here to talk about exercises for joints in the hands. It's important to keep your hands nimble, flexible and strong because you need them every day for your activities of daily living. When exercising the joints in the hands, sometimes you want to be very specific and only work a specific joint and not the whole hand or whole finger. So we'll go over techniques to help with that it's called blocking. For each finger you want to hold the finger by one joint or two joints and as you are holding the finger you can then begin to flex and extend the single joint and then you can hold the finger at one joint below that so now we are blocking a different joint and then you can flex and extend the next joint down and then thirdly, you can just do a full flex of the hand and a full open of the hand. Another type of exercise for the fingers is called the finger curl. And a finger curl is just going to use the very end of the fingers with the last two joints to flex and extend and lastly, you can also work on a thumb exercise because you don't want to neglect the thumb moving it across the hand and back and this is called thumb opposition.