My first post. I need a little advice. I have been wire wrapping
jewelry using 18 to 32 gauge wire maybe one day out of three for the
past six weeks for perhaps 8 hours at a time. Now I have numbness and
tingling in the ring fingers. No problems with the pinky. My thumbs
and fingertips on the first and second fingers became calloused like
a guitar players, but that seems logical. I am right-handed.
I haven’t suffered any major catastrophic accidents while wrapping.
I don’t recall using my ring fingers for anything other than
tensioning wire maybe half a dozen times. My other fingers seem fine.
The first incident was a week ago. I woke up at three am with the
ring finger on my left hand cold, numb and tingling. This lasted two
days. Today the same thing happened an hour ago to the ring finger on
my right hand, but it is already fading and yesterday my right hand
went numb at the base of the palm.
I have a neurological appointment in ten days because I have other
symptoms suggesting a nervous system disorder, but I thought I’d
check with everybody here in case this is just something that happens
If I’ve done myself an injury just wire-wrapping I dread to think
what I’ll do to myself now I’ve bought a micro torch and some solder
Any observations appreciated - even 'its ‘never happened to me’.