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Those felt like [B][U]good stretches[/U][/B] you described. When I took Tae Kwon Do, we were taught similar stretches.
When you feel tingling or numbness in your hands, it may be a sign of repetitive motion injury. [B]Clenching your hands while bending your wrist[/B] causes irritation and swelling of the tendons in your wrist. The swelling creates pressure against the nerves and that pressure causes the pain felt at numbness or tingling.
You want to reduce or prevent the swelling and the numbness and tingling will subside. First, rest the wrist(s) affected by keeping it(them) relaxed and still. Stretches before you start will help avoid the swelling. Keeping a relaxed grip and hold your wrist straight. I don’t like the wrist braces, because you me find yourself straining against them and causing more harm. I prefer to imagine a flat ruler lying across the top of my wrist from the back of my hand straight to my elbow. Practice holding your needles or hook like this. When knitting, this means you will need to move your whole arm to change the angle of the needle points. If you crochet, you will need to learn the knife hold and roll the hook between thumb and finger to minimize flexing of the wrist.
Some 25 years ago, I worked summers in an assembly line at a factory that made electrical connectors (think nuts and bolts as tiny as the tip of your pinky finger to as large as a mason jar). While this helped pay for my college tuition, it left me prone to numbness in my hands. I occasionally feel your pain and have to retrain myself to be friendly to my wrist. Crossed Fingers