Do any of you do this?
I was hand sewing something last night (replacing a zipper), something I hadn't done in ages, and I realized there was quite a bit of tension and pain in my left hand (I am right handed). I noticed that my little finger on that hand was going into a strange position, and I couldn't avoid it.
For some reason, my little finger was forming itself into a hook, and bending backwards at the base joint while I was sewing (not quite 90 degrees, but quite far). It was causing pain at the wrist (near end of ulna?).
I tried wrapping the next finger over it to keep it from hooking, but that was uncomfortable. I tried wearing a rollerblade wrist guard, that did not stop the finger from hooking, but it did keep the pain from travelling to the wrist. I tried tucking the hooked finger into the wrist guard to keep it from bending backwards, but somehow that transferred pain to my index finger
I think that this may be why crocheting got too painful a number of years ago, but I had not paid attention to what my fingers were doing at the time (I used to crochet with thread and a 0.6 mm hook).
Do you have any idea why this is happening? Does this happen just because the finger is capable of doing it? Should I be able to consciously relax the finger if I trained my mind appropriately? Would splinting it to the next finger help? Please help me!