I think I'm getting arthritis or something For my job, I do data entry. My right hand enters thousands and thousands of numbers and other characters each day using the numpad. I started in early February, and already I am having a lot of problems. I have a deep pain located somewhere around where my thumb joins my hand. My thumb gets the most work as it is used to hit the 0-key on the numpad. I have other lesser pains in my knuckes on the other fingers, and sometimes right in the palm through to the back of my hand. I do not have any wrist pain, though, because I know how to avoid damaging the nerves in the carpal tunnel. My wrist stays still pretty much the whole time and it is my fingers that do the work. They advocate this method to avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but it sure hurts the rest of my hand. Sleep seems to have little benefit for the next day. Usually when I wake up, and move my hand, there is a sudden shock of pain followed by a dull ache that stays all day. I don't know what to do. I don't want to cause my right hand permanent damage, especially since I am so strongly right-handed that I cannot do much with my left alone. But I need this job. Anyone have any suggestions?