Repetitive strain injury of the index finger on my right hand, I blame my microscopes. Sanding and polishing has caused damage. As I am sanding and polishing small areas at a time, and because it’s quite delicate work I tend to use my index finger most of the time. I have to use quite a lot of pressure because I have hypermobile joints and a very weak grip. My index finger is objecting. The metacarpophalangeal joint is sore and I look like I have been stung on the hand by a couple of bees. I can’t use a mouse and I can only use my thumb and pinky finger on my right hand.
I’m sure it will be fine. I just need to rest it for a week or two and adapt.My body has given me a warning and I shall heed it. In future I shall wrap my sandpaper around a small block – like you do when sanding large surfaces. That will mean I am distributing the strain better instead of it all going on one finger. I may have to wrap my polishing cloths around a stick of some kind too, so I can use more of a pencil grip.
I’d type more but I’m used to using all my fingers to type and this is very slow.
How many fingers do you use to type?
I hope my hand gets better soon. I have stuff to do.
Oooh! Next week I should be helping at an adult numeracy course. That will be fun. Teaching adults is a joy.
Happy New Year to you all!