Today was my last appointment with the hand therapists. In my particular case, they do not recommend strengthening exercises. Apparently, most of the strengthening exercises involve squeezing some object or device and both therapists feel the exercises would aggravate the arthritis problems I already have. My hand strength tests came out as adequate, so I guess I’ll leave well enough alone and just be careful about how long I work at any one time. The therapists also again recommended using the hot wax bath. I’ll continue to use the splint as needed to rest the hand.