Patient :I am a computer programmer, sit at a desk, and type on a keyboard all day long. I am not Tim the Tool Man Taylor.
However, this weekend I used a cut-off grinder (11,000 rpm) and hammer/chisel for two days straight - ~8 hrs per day, without many breaks. Now my thumb and forefinger on my right (dominant) hand tingle constantly. I've read about HAVS, but it seems like it occurs in people that use power tools constantly (professionally), not in a weekend warrior after one job.
#1 - does this sound like HAVS?
#2 - can HAVS occur after ONE weekend?
#3 - I want to finish this project; can I continue working on it?
#4 - How long will these effects really last, and is there any chance they could be permanent after such a short bout of working with these kinds of tools?
Symptoms: Tingling in dominant hand thumb and forefinger, and some minor loss of tactile feeling. No discoloration. No weakness.
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