Please don’t ignore your symptoms. And once in a while call!
Such injuries from overuse include various tendonitis conditions and nerve entrapments (carpal tunnel syndrome etc.) Many were recognized 100 years and more ago.
Very interesting excerpt from a 1914 text on Occupational Disorders. It goes on to describe conservative treatment similar to measures we employ today! The more things change, the more they stay the same.
From a textbook on Occupational Diseases published in 1914
Check out the occupations associated with these conditions in 1914. No texting to be found!
I remember many nasty lacerations from people trying to separate frozen hamburger patties with a knife dating back to my Orthopedic training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. More recently for me, here in Southern California and now for Meryl Streep, the avocado is a very dangerous fruit. Please be careful and use the right tool for the job at your home. Check out this link!