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@marazion

I am almost 80 and I too have stiff painful fingers which contribute to a weaker grip. I also have "triger finger" which can be very painful. My chiropractor says I probably have tendonitis and/or arthritis and advised specific exercises and gently gripping a warm item. It helps a bit. I also wear padded cycling gloves when using tools ( … and when cycling on my recumbent trike) which helps reduce pain from extended gripping.
Regarding the effect of cold I seem to remember from my student days that in cold weather the blood flow to the extremities decreases to conserve body heat. This might be a factor?

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@marazion

Are you considering surgery for the trigger finger? My wife has had it done to 8 fingers and it has taken away the pain so she can knit and sew and quilt. She dislikes surgery but she knows from experience what a difference it's made. She's also had two carpatunnels. She always has minimal anesthesia and was awake for them all. I recommend having them done if you can.

Jim