Well, I don’t have tendonitis like Debbie, as it turns out.I went to the doctor today because, since Wednesday last week the ring finger and half of the little finger on my left hand have become somewhat numb and have permanent pins-and-needles.
At first I thought it might be circulatory, but the pattern of the feeling made it clear that it had to do with nerves instead. Turns out there is a nerve that comes very close to the surface at your elbow, and this is the nerve that you zap when you “hit your funny bone” in that particularly agonizing way.
Seems like the way I rest my forearms on my desk as I type or use te mouse is putting undue pressure on that nerve. AActually tonight I caught myself shifting position in my chair by leaning against my elbow on the armrest of my chair, almost directly on that nerve, so maybe that’s what did it. Well, in any case, I am now wearing an elbow pad while I work at my desk.
Really, I think I need a lower desk or a higher chair.