Saturday, May 28, 2011

Trigger finger

Although this is self-diagnosed, I think I have trigger finger. In my left pinky.

Every morning when I wake up, my least-used-finger (apart from typing "a's") aches, gets stuck in a closed position, and I need my right hand to straighten it. As the day goes on, it feels better and opens and closes almost like normal. From over-use (i.e., over-shoveling, over-forking, over-weeding, over-transplanting), I am wearing and tearing my poor pinky's tender tendon.

And it's only our first spring!

So I plan to splint it at night and while working, mostly because I can't choose the other home remedy: rest it for 4-6 weeks.

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