Background: Years ago (like 8), the use of my left hand started dwindling a bit. The fine motor functions of my fingers is tight and there’s a loss of motion. It feels stiff and thick in the pads by the knuckles. I can’t type with it anymore. Doing buttons is tough, carrying in that hand is tough. Finger grip is weak.
I’ve been to quite a few doctors: My GP, a hand surgeon, a neurologist. Nobody has any good treatment for it. They think it’s a neurological disorder.
However, there’s something going on with my elbow and forearm too. I tell them and nobody listens. Ok there’s no pain but it feels… tender… tense… tight… different from my right arm. Something’s not right.
I fidget with my fingers a lot, especially with my left hand. Lots of over activity.
I also lean on that elbow a lot throughout the course of the work day, im armrests, the table, etc. Even though it gets uncomfortable in the area, I sometimes stay in that position. It’s unconscious.
And to top it all off, I often find myself sleeping on that side, pinning the left arm in all sorts of odd positions.
I need to do what I can to see if I can reverse the damage myself.
OK for the sake of my health, I need to go through conscious efforts to be good to my hand and arm, hopefully bring some relaxing and healing. I need to rest it, I need to consistently stop adding extra activity, tension and stress and see if that can help.
I can’t stand this anymore.