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I'm amazed at how much work you get done with the pain in your hands. (y)
Don't cause any damage. (to your hands)
 
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I'm amazed at how much work you get done with the pain in your hands. (y)
Don't cause any damage. (to your hands)
Thanks @MitchM do my best not to.
I can't stand just sitting around, and hands are a real part of getting things done.

It is weird, holding the phone, typing on it, reading a book, i.e. holding them hurts like unreal. I support the phone or books on a pillow, blanket etc. Very little typing on a phone or tablet. I use a lappy with a keyboard.
I can lift 100 plus lbs by cupping my fingers but can not do a pinch lift with fingers even something light, fires them right up.
Sometimes you think going to pay the price for that, and no pain. Sometimes you do something little and agony.

We have bought smaller and lighter drills, drivers for me. I can paint with a roller and a stick, but can not paint for any length of time with a brush or a roller, unless the roller is on a stick. I tend to use the smaller rollers also.

Any fine hand movements hurt, forget using a ink pen, oil painting, knitting, etc,
I type everything ie emails computer etc.

You learn to adapt. Could have a lot worse things wrong, this is manageable sort of.
 
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I wish there was something you could do to improve the pain. I have a little arthritis in my right had and when I first started working out, gripping weights bothered it. Sometimes instructors would advise up to loosen our grip and straighten our fingers when possible, then another instructor said she'd learned it was good for our hands to grip the weights. I don't know why, but now it rarely bothers me.
 
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