Monday, 21 February 2011

Trigger Finger - pretty disturbing.

It's very frustrating and at times a real downer when one experiences a situation that threatens the progress of a new found activity which promises a sense of satisfaction and joy.
In this particular case i refer to what may turn out to be a major setback to my hands on involvement in gardening.
It's been more than a month now that i noticed an affliction to the "pinky" fingers on both my hands. Having shown the condition to my doctor i was informed that the same is known as "Trigger finger".
This evening i decided to look it up on the web and as usual came across an avalanche of information.
The bottom line being "they" don't really know what causes it for sure.
Suggestions range from: Diabetes, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis to occupational hazards involving excessive and extensive gripping (of tools) actions such as, farming, driving, power tools and the like.
Ok.. so that's a real bummer since my so very deeply entrenched love for driving cars and riding bikes involves a good bit of "keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel".
And now gardening, holding on to the hose for the complete watering process takes a good 2 to 3 hours and add to that the weeding that i have now started attending to since there is no sign of Krishna and the weeds have really gone to town.
One of the sites suggests discontinuing all "gripping" activities for 3 to 4 weeks!
Oh Shoot.... just don't know anything anymore.

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