Curiously, I awoke to find I couldn't straighten my middle finger this week. Since then, it's got 'caught' in this bent position quite a few times. It feels as if there's a weight attached to my fingertip, pulling it down. It's not painful, but feels VERY weird. It stays stuck in this position until I 'click' or pop it back into place.
I'd noticed how uncomfortable and strange my fingers felt after gripping my paddle when I resumed kayaking this fall, but thought nothing more of it. My desire to keep searching for locations of an invasive plant in our lake, overrode any discomfort. But now, this ...
I looked it up (of course!) and it's apparently known as trigger finger, and easy to self-diagnose (well, duh). People whose hobbies "require repetitive gripping actions are at higher risk" (Mayoclinic.org). Treatment is ... rest (not going to happen just yet), and the condition will usually right itself and go away. I'm applying heat and taking an anti-inflammatory for a short while though, until kayaking season is over.
And no, I'm not itching to shoot anyone ... though that seems to be a common 'solution' to things these days.
Hmm, could this be 'mouse-rolling' finger, I wonder?
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