Frequently Asked Questions

General Hand Yoga

Jamber Hand Yoga is an exciting new online class that combines proven hand exercises with deep breathing for people with sore, stiff, or shaky hands so that you feel confident, capable, and in control of your hands.  We do both hand stretches and hand strengthening exercises.

Jamber Hand Yoga exercises are backed by science and are easy for any ability level, and participants rave about how wonderful their hands feel after taking the class.

We meet every Tuesday and Friday @ 11:30am ET.

Jamber Hand Yoga is FREE.  

There are no hidden costs. 

We’re on a mission to improve hand health of everyone around the world.  Hand Yoga helps us achieve this mission.  We fund Jamber by creating products, like the Jamber coffee mug, that are made to be held.

Yes! 

If you can’t make the class live, then there are 2 easy ways to watch classes.

Facebook
Please like the Jamber Facebook Page so that you can watch previously recorded Hand Yoga sessions. We also live-stream each class on Facebook

YouTube
Please subscribe to Jamber’s YouTube Channel to watch past sessions and get notifications for new classes each week. 

You can choose to have your camera (and microphone) on or off during the free Zoom classes. 

This means that people will see you only if you want them to.  You have full control of your video camera and your audio microphone. 

Most people have their videos on because it’s fun to “meet” new people from around the country. 

Jamber Hand Yoga is only 15 minutes long.  

We’ve designed it to be fast and easy, so that you can do it every day.  That’s how it really benefits our hands...we do it just a little bit every day.

Yes! 

We offer paid private Hand Yoga sessions for companies and social groups. 

Certain non-profit organizations can quality for a FREE Hand Yoga session for their members.

Please fill out this quick form to get started. 

Having a disclaimer is important, as we want to be transparent that we are not doctors or medical professionals, that Hand Yoga is not medical advice or replacement for hand therapy, and that you are doing Hand Yoga at your own risk.

Medical Disclaimer
We are not medical professionals, and this is not medical advice or a treatment plan. This content should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any health, medical or physical condition. Don’t use this content to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they give you. You understand that any physical activity can pose a risk, and by consuming this content you assume all risk and release Jamber, Inc. and its officers, employees, and contractors from all liability. Use of this content is at your sole risk.

Hand Health Questions

Hand stretches are simple hand exercises that can help strengthen your hands, increase range of motion, improve hand coordination, and relieve hand pain. 

When you stretch your hands, you're stretching tight tissue, you're getting synovial fluid to flow through stiff hand joints, and you're using hand muscles that you normally don't use.  The result may be tired hands, but your hands should feel more dynamic, more stretched, more limber, stronger, and more able when you're done. 

You should not feel pain.  If you feel pain, then you should stop doing the hand exercises and consult your doctor or medical professional.

Can Jamber Hand Yoga Help Me?

Yes!  Jamber Hand Yoga is great for everyone.  We rely on our hands more than ever - texting, typing, swiping, chopping, mixing.  If you have stiff, sore, or shaky hands, then Jamber Hand Yoga is great you.  If you spend hours on your phone or at your keyboard, then Jamber Hand Yoga is great for you.  

Or maybe you just want to take 15 minutes for yourself, to practice some deep breathing and give yourself a hand stretch and hand massage.  You’ll feel great.

No yoga pants needed.  No yoga mat needed.  Just sit at your computer, and follow along.  In 15 minutes, your hands will feel strong and incredibly limber.

Yes.  Jamber Hand Yoga can help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

If you have mild to moderate symptoms of carpal tunnel, then you might get some relief and benefit from doing Jamber Hand Yoga. 

But, keep in mind that studies are mixed about how much hand exercises for carpal tunnel help.  Also, when it comes to carpal tunnel syndrome, if you experience pain while doing Hand Yoga, you should take a break, as pushing through carpal tunnel pain can make your symptoms much worse.

Jamber Hand Yoga can provide relief for your sore hands and wrist.  Particularly,  you should try Motorcycle, Jazzy Hands, Sticky Fingers, and Hand Shake.  These exercises are good wrist stretches to help move your hands in an easy, safe way.

References:
https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/exercises-carpal-tunnel-syndrome#1
 

DISCLAIMER:
We are not medical experts, so please seek the advice of your healthcare provider. 

Yes.  Jamber Hand Yoga can help your trigger finger.

Jamber Hand Yoga helps to stretch and strengthen your hands and the tendons associated with Trigger Finger, which can help to maintain mobility in your finger.  Jamber Hand Yoga exercises can increase hand range of motion, increase hand strength, get blood flowing to the hands, and get synovial fluid flowing to the hand joints.  All of this can lead to stronger and healthier hands.  For this reason, Jamber Hand Yoga provides great hand exercises for trigger finger.

In fact, many participants of Jamber Hand Yoga have trigger finger.

What is Trigger Finger?
Trigger Finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, occurs when the protective sheath that surrounds a finger tendon becomes inflamed, and then interferes with the normal gliding motion of that tendon through the sheath.  

References:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/trigger-finger/symptoms-causes/syc-20365100

DISCLAIMER:
We are not medical experts, so please seek the advice of your healthcare provider. 

Yes.  Jamber Hand Yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your thumb.  Jamber Hand Yoga can be used as a thumb pain treatment as well.  

In today’s tech-enabled world, we all use and abuse our thumbs all day long, from holding mobile phones, to typing, to texting or swiping.  Jamber Hand Yoga is a new class that stretches and strengthens our hands, including our thumb, so that we can all have happier and healthier hands.

Try this free class today, and have stronger, and have less thumb pain.  

DISCLAIMER: We are not medical experts, so please seek the advice of your healthcare provider.

Yes. 

Jamber Hand Yoga helps relieve sore or stiff hands, associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). 

Stretching and moving your hands is vital to reducing hand pain, and increasing your hand flexibility and overall range of motion.  Jamber Hand Yoga helps with all of this.  

Remember, when it comes to arthritis, MOTION IS LOTION!  

Many of our customers use Jamber Hand Yoga as exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis in hands because they are so easy and so effective at improving hand health.  

In fact, many participants of Jamber Hand Yoga have Rheumatoid Arthritis.

References:
https://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/hand-finger-exercises-ra

DISCLAIMER:
We are not medical experts, so please seek the advice of your healthcare provider.  

Yes.  Jamber Hand Yoga can help with symptoms caused by Neuroapathy.

Jamber Hand Yoga helps to stretch and strengthen sore or stiff hands. 

These neuropathy exercises can increase hand range of motion, increase hand strength, get blood flowing to the hands, and get synovial fluid flowing to the hand joints.  All of this can lead to stronger and healthier hands, and can reduce neuropathy pain in your hands.  

In fact, many participants of Jamber Hand Yoga have neuropathy.

What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a disease of the nerves that is the result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves).  This often results in weakness, numbness, and pain usually in your hands or your feet.

Learn More:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/symptoms-causes/syc-2035206


https://www.sitandbefit.org/resources/neuropathy/

DISCLAIMER:
We are not medical experts, so please seek the advice of your healthcare provider. 

Yes.  Jamber Hand Yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your sore, stiff, or shaky hands, which is very important for anyone who has Parkinson's Disease. 

In fact, after doing Jamber Hand Yoga for a few weeks, participants find that their hands feel stronger, hurt less, and have greater range of motion.  And this is especially important for anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, as it will increase your grip strength, and your ability to hold onto things, even with a Parkinson’s shake.  

These exercises for Parkinson’s are specific to your hands, and can be done anywhere.  

DISCLAIMER:
We are not medical experts, so please seek the advice of your healthcare provider.

Yes. Jamber Hand Yoga can help those with Dupyuen’s contracture?

Jamber Hand Yoga is a series of hand exercises that stretch and strengthen your hands, which can be very beneficial to someone dealing with tight cords from Dupuytren’s Contracture.  Since hand exercises are the easiest form of a Dupuytren's contracture treatment, particularly for early or mild forms of the disease, or after hand surgery, everyone with Dupuytren’s contracture should at least be aware of Jamber Hand Yoga.  

NOTE: We are not medical experts, so please seek the advice of your healthcare provider. 

Learn More About Hand Conditions

What is Dupuytren's Contracture?
Dupuytren's Contracture is a hand deformity that develops over a long period of time, usually years.  Knots of tissue that lie under the skin of your palm start forming, and over time, create a thick cord that can pull one or more fingers into a bent position permanently.  Dupuytren's contracture most commonly impacts the pinky and or ring fingers.  

Dupuytren's Contracture Treatment
Treatment for Dupuytren's contracture involves removing or breaking apart the cords that formed and are pulling your finger(s) towards your palm.  This can be achieved in several ways, depending on the severity of your symptoms and other health factors.  The following list out the various types of Dupuytren’s contracture treatment.  

Needling.  This technique uses a need, which is inserted through your skin, to puncture the cords.  This results in the cords breaking, freeing the finger.  However, contractures often occur.

Enzyme Injections.  This treatment involves injecting an enzyme directly into the cord to soften or weaken it.  Then, your doctor can attempt to break the cord and straighten your finger(s).  

Surgery.  This method is obviously the most invasive, and is an option for those with advanced symptoms.  This treatment involves surgically removing the tissue in your palm affected by Dupuytren's contracture.  This often results in a more complete and long-lasting release, but also requires far more recovery time and follow-up physical therapy.

Lifestyle Changes.  You can make minor changes to your lifestyle that may help your Dupuytren's contracture.  Some lifestyle changes include avoiding tight grips on handles by increasing the diameters of those handles.  You can also use thick, heavily padded gloves to grip things.  In addition, there are certain products that have been designed to be held.  One example of such a product is the Jamber ZenGrip mug, which was made to be held, and makes drinking far easier for your hands so that your hands are less likely to cramp or lock.

Hand Exercises. Jamber Hand Yoga is an easy and simple treatment for early or mild forms of Dupuytren's contracture.  Jamber Hand Yoga takes you through 3-5 hand exercises designed to stretch and strengthen your hand.  These exercises include finger lifts, finger spreads, grip exercises, wrist exercises, and thumb exercises, and many more.  

Hand exercises are the easiest form of a Dupuytren's contracture treatment, particularly for early or mild forms of the disease, or after hand surgery.  However, it should be stated that hand exercises will not prevent Dupuytren's contracture or slow down it's progression.  Despite this, hand exercises are great Dupuytren’s contracture exercises, and are most important after surgery.  Because every person (and every hand) is different, check with your doctor or physical therapist to learn more about how hand exercises can help you.

Using Jamber Hand Yoga as hand exercises after Dupuytren’s surgery is a fun, affordable (free!), and easy way to stretch and strengthen those finger tendons.  These exercises can be considered Dupuytren’s contracture occupational therapy exercises.  

Jamber Hand Yoga is a free online class that combines hand exercises with deep breathing, leaving you hands and your mind feeling great.

Learn more at https://www.jamber.com/pages/hand-yoga.

References: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371949

https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/bones-joints-and-muscles/dupuytrens-contracture-hand-exercises