OT: Hand pain

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On 12/9/2015 10:06 PM, rbowman wrote:

I could never reach across to play a bar chord. Used a capo a lot.
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On 12/09/2015 09:35 PM, Muggles wrote:

I've got a capo but I've never used them much. I don't sing or play with a group so it doesn't matter to me what the key is.
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On 12/10/2015 10:50 PM, rbowman wrote:

I still have my capo, but don't have my guitars any more.
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On 12/10/2015 10:35 PM, Muggles wrote:

So you use your capo to make capons?
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On 12/11/2015 8:49 AM, rbowman wrote:

I just put it away one day when I still had my guitars and forgot about it. Sold the guitars and found the capo years later. Never got rid of it. lol
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[This followup was posted to alt.home.repair and a copy was sent to the cited author.]
Uncle Monster posted for all of us...

a lid to help you grip it.(???)

It's about time you got a grip on it...
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On 12/08/2015 11:19 PM, Muggles wrote:

You're not left handed are you? When they first came out with the twist off caps on beer bottles I seemed to have more problems than my friends. After thinking about it (and getting the bottle open) I realized it was like pipe wrenches or ChanelLoks. As you twist counterclockwise with your right hand, it pulls your thumb into the cap; left handed it tends to push your thumb away.
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On 12/9/2015 9:59 PM, rbowman wrote:

I'm right-handed, and I always grabbed a cloth to put between me and a bottle cap like that. It always hurt if I didn't do that.
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[This followup was posted to alt.home.repair and a copy was sent to the cited author.]
Uncle Monster posted for all of us...

What did Elvis' hands have in them?
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On 12/10/2015 01:53 PM, Tekkie® wrote:

A fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.
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On Sat, 05 Dec 2015 14:39:21 -0700, Don Y

Oxo makes a good line of stuff. Sleeve your wood spoon handle with some rubber hose
I would just exercise your hand and work the kinks out. Just range of motion stuff, not squeezing a spring grip or a ball.
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On 12/5/2015 5:30 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

I notice that much of this is marketed at "older folks". Hence the question, what is it about aging hand that lends itself to favoring larger diameter handles?

<frown> I'm not keen on adding "nooks and crannies" in which foodstuffs can hide. I tend to be obsessive about keeping things that touch food really clean! There'd be no practical way of removing the sleeve for cleaning; then reattaching for next use.
E.g., one of the rubber/silicone (no one seems to make rubber utensils anymore!) spatulas (spatulae??) that I frequently use gets disassembled at each wash -- to ensure nothing is hiding up under the blade.
The *wooden* spoon is already pushing the limits of cleanliness as it provides places for "stuff to grow". But, it can be nuked to kill off that stuff.

The discomfort subsides quickly -- ceasing motion with the spoon gives almost instant relief (e.g., taking a 15 second pause makes a big difference -- but, you can't pause while baking as the chemistry keeps running!)
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On Sun, 06 Dec 2015 13:40:09 -0700, Don Y

Maybe but I have always liked them.

Use a wood dowel. Drill it to size and poly urethane glue it in. Keep the handle out of the food.
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On 12/6/2015 4:48 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

That doesn't answer the old age question...

It's not a question of keeping things *out* of food. Foodstuffs get onto/into things regardless of the effort you expend to keep them clean. You don't want places where things can "hide".
E.g., when we prepare/process chicken, EVERYTHING gets cleaned (including ourselves) before anything else is touched.
One of the cookies that I make in large batches is "glazed" with a sugary coating (XXX + milk + almond flavor). The cookies are effectively dunked in the glaze, then set out on wax paper to "dry".
As a result, your hands (and anything they touch) end up covered with the same glaze. And, anything you *touch* gets transported into the (bowl of) glazing! So, you don't do anything other than glaze the cookies -- ensure they've all been baked, don't make yourself a little snack, etc.
When I make marinara/bolognese sauce (16 qt), I "taste test" regularly to see how sweet the sauce is becoming. Of course, spoon can't go anywhere after it's touched my lips -- so the sink will fill with every teaspoon, tablespoon, soup spoon, etc. before the pot of sauce is done.
If you watch folks cook, you will grimmace at how often they DON'T follow these sorts of disciplines -- and, often are unaware that they are doing something wrong! ("Didn't you just have that in your mouth?" "Didn't you just TOUCH that with your hand?" etc.)
In the medical and pharmaceutical fields, "sterilization" and "cross contamination" are issues that are addressed obsessively. One tablet press manufacturer even makes a "washable" line of tablet presses -- a considerable achievement considering the mechanisms involved! You don't want your aspirin product to be contaminated with traces of Viagra that were produced immediately prior! :>
<http://www.pharmaceuticalonline.com/doc/fette-america-tablet-press-2090i-wip-0002
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Don Y wrote:

You should've rested your hand until you feel it is OK. Now if it bothers, Arnica gel or sublingual tablet will help.
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On Sat, 05 Dec 2015 14:39:21 -0700, Don Y

You should try to rest it. This is why God gave us a Sunbeam Mixmaster with a bread attachment.
I hear that one can also buy bread and biscotti.
Not that it won't heal anyhow but it will take longer.

I can give you a simlar story, maybe.
3 years with the computer in the basement and keyboard on a "TV table", lower than normal.
Moved back to my office, with elbow resting on shelf in top drawer of desk. After a week, pain running down the inside of my arm from the middle of my upper arm to the middle of my lower arm. Even though I sat at this same desk for 20 years with little problem**. Perhaps my chair was higher then too.
**I did want to use the next lower drawer, but it only because I got tired. It didn't hurt when I used the higher drawer.
Went to non-regular doctor from the same practice, he did a bunch of physical tests and asked questions. Said it was probably nothing and sent me for an x-ray of the elbow, which I skipped. All of that was fine until my next checkup when the office gave me my history and it showed my history as "Pain in the elbow". I never had pain in the elbow, it was in the "meat" like you put it, of the upper and lower arm.
After a couple weeks the pain went away and I'm using the top right drawer now, whenever I'm using the mouse and not typing, with the same chair.

It's a mixture. You're a little older so you can't just do anthing at all, but you're not that old ansd so the larger grip helps. Even when young, you can hurt yourself but you ignored those times and don't remember them now.
I never would have gone to the doctor for my arm 30 years ago, or even 10.

There's some fat in a palm but I don't think fat can hurt. But I think all the other tissues can. And there's "referred pain" but I never believe that can.
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