Re: [art_education] Re: Artist's Thumb
> I have "trigger finger" where at night, the middle finger stiffens upand I can'tbend it. The orthopedic surgeon told me it may require an
operation to loosen the shaft and restore mobility. it feels a little
better as the day progresses but gets quite stiff and swollen at night
and "sticks" if it bends too much. I think it's related also to my stiff
arm and shoulder. wahhh wahhh.
I recently had something similar happen, but chalked it up to a case
> of carpel tunnel. I was working on several projects at one time,
> drawing, inking, and painting. Had classwork to finish, a painting
> for my portfolio and a commission, so I know I overworked my hand
> and arm. I see a chiropractor and she poked around my shoulder and
> that seemed to unlock a nerve that had been pinched. I am just
> keeping an eye out for later potential issues, my problem seems
> worse when painting for some reason.
> In email@example.com, "Susan Bauer" <bauers@...> wrote:
>> Has this ever happened to anyone? Usually when I create art I am
>> interrupted frequently and therefore often don't work for long
>> periods. Recently, I was working on a 12" x 18" colored pencil
>> that I really got into. I started it at work and then brought it
>> to finish. Partway through the night my hand started to hurt (I
> have a
>> callus on my thumb from drawing) and so I changed my position by
>> cradling the pencils in the web between my thumb and forefinger.
>> little while later my thumb began to go numb. I thought it was
>> drawing fatigue--I had to finish my drawing! The next morning my
>> was still numb and two weeks later it is still numb! My father
> (an MD
>> said I bruised a nerve). Has anyone else experienced this? I
>> dubbed the condition the Artist's Thumb syndrome.
>> Susan in MO
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