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Knockonit

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09-10-2018 12:54 AM

Reason i ask, when i use a cordless, or a hammer and chisel, i have some issues with my strong hand, guess its all the years holding a hammer and framing, and well just working.

have been reading about the above titled units, some say they assist in mitigating some issues, some not so.

anyone have any first hand knowledge, seems to mostly effect, when using a mallet, and repetitive blows

thanks
Rj in Az.


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000

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#1 posted 09-10-2018 01:03 AM

”first hand knowledge”
pun intended?

Lower your hand on the chisel and it will lesson the number of repetitive blows. :)

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Knockonit

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#2 posted 09-10-2018 01:11 AM

yep, i;’ve tried lots of new holds, am even learning to use my off hand some, i actually close to being able to use my off hand well. I just forget sometimes and end up with the issue for a few days.
thanks i’ll keep trying ways of mitigating the repetitive motions.
Rj

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 09-10-2018 03:11 AM

Is the issue numbness and tingling?????

If it is it may be your neck, as you are looking down, and the nerves running to your hands, come right from your brain, down your spine, across to your shoulders, and down each arm, and holding your neck down gets the nerves pinched.

Next time you notice it, swivel your head to the left 5 times, and then to the right 5 times. Go fully around on each turn. See if your hands come back to normal.

Free to do, doesn’t hurt anything to try, and if it works will save you from buying some gloves that likely won’t help even if it is a hand issue.

Plus if this is a new thing, see your family Doc, and let him/her decide if it needs more looking into.

-- Think safe, be safe

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lumbering_on

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#4 posted 09-10-2018 03:40 AM

Have you had a doctor examine it? You likely have a repetitive strain injury, and it’s better to get professional help for it. I learned the hard way that the pain is your body’s way of trying to get you to stop punishing it. It ended up taking many times longer to heal than if I had listened to my body.

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#5 posted 09-10-2018 04:34 AM


Have you had a doctor examine it? You likely have a repetitive strain injury, and it s better to get professional help for it. I learned the hard way that the pain is your body s way of trying to get you to stop punishing it. It ended up taking many times longer to heal than if I had listened to my body.

- lumberingon

I agree with Lumberingon & Gloves are usually a No No in a workshop I never use them. BUT! You’ve got a Problem and you should see a Doctor about it. Is Your Wrist Okay on the same hand?

Regards: Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 09-10-2018 10:57 AM

I had a similar problem using a hammer and my hands and wrists just ached so badly afterwards. I saw a very good hand orthopedic doctor and found out that both wrists were worn out. I had surgery on both wrists to rebuild them and much better.

My advice is to see an orthopedic doctor and find out what is wrong. Probably better to get help now rather than wait.

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Knockonit

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#7 posted 09-10-2018 12:49 PM

have already done all the exhaustive tests and dr. visits, his recommendation, to use gloves and see outcome before going on to other measures.
thanks

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#8 posted 09-10-2018 12:50 PM

Another thing that can help with wrist issues is sleeping with a wrist brace on. The brace will ensure that your wrist stays in a neutral position, allowing it to recover better than it would normally.

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#9 posted 09-10-2018 01:08 PM

So, what did the doctor say was wrong with your wrists? I think that knowing that would help the people responding.

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#10 posted 09-10-2018 03:50 PM

Could be carpal tunnel syndrome https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/. See an orthopedist.

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Knockonit

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#11 posted 09-10-2018 06:16 PM

its not carpel tunnel, its my hands and fingers, says is much like a life long cello players get a hook finger,
i’m working on using off hand more, they say possible cut and slash, but i’m a believer of alternate avenues rather than find out after the slash, that anotehr non invasive way was available.

the pair of gloves i have i feel may be helping, but suspect my using off hand more is the actual cause of relief.
thanks to all for comments.

golden years are becoming tarnished somewhat. lol
Rj in az

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000

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#12 posted 09-10-2018 07:03 PM

Meet Aurther.
He creeps in and out.
Aches and pains in my thumb every once in a while and in my big toe. Usually last a day or 2, comes about once every week or 2.

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lumbering_on

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#13 posted 09-10-2018 07:05 PM

Somehow, I never imagined swinging a hammer as being the same as playing a cello. ;)

If you doctor has examine you and found no other issues, then you may want to read this quick article.
https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/hypothen.html

Best of luck.

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Mr_Pink

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#14 posted 09-10-2018 07:07 PM

Did the doc mention any exercises you could do? If you have a muscular imbalance, strengthening the relatively weaker muscles in the area might help.

For example, putting a rubber band or two around the outside of your fingertips and slowly opening and closing can strengthen the relatively underused muscles that open your hand.

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Knockonit

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#15 posted 09-10-2018 07:21 PM

yep, as for the resemblance to cello, its the holding of a hammer, the cellist tends to wrap his hand around the ’’neck’’ for lack of better word, as i do not know parts of unit, but the repetitive use of finders ect. and gripping hard and well thats the way it was told to me.

and yes for the exercises, tends to help some, i just think i’m gonna become left handed, joint the odd balls of the world, hehehehe, a hit on the lefties.

I just dont wanna jump in and get cut, have a few friends who have had great luck, and ugly luck with the wrist and hand ops.
gonna go every route i can till….....................................

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