Thanks for the idea Carole,
I did look into it, yet it's the same symptoms tripping me up as always. I have no pain in my thumb or thumb joint (although i know they're all connected, so that still may be a cause) it's really the two tendons coming down from my middle and index finger that cause the pain. In addition there isnt really any swelling or redness - well, there might be a little, but if so it's so little that i cant tell if its actually there or my eyes playing tricks on me.
I have no doubt that the computer is partly to blame for this - i mean ive used a computer almost everyday of my life since i was about 9... that's 14 years. bound to do some damage after that long :D Of course i cant help but thinking a fall a few years ago contriibuted as well - although it may be coincidential, i had no pain before it. Me and the doctor both thought my arm was broken, as i had a huge lump on it, extreme pain, and wasnt able to move my fingures. Xray came back clean though so i was just given the sling and told to ice it.
I think i just need to bite the bullet and go see a doctor to figure out what is wrong and what i have to do. obviously wearing my brace isnt helping anymore. I'm just always suspicious of doctors (and dentists) and like to go to ones i know and trust. In this case that would be my friend's dad. only problem is he's in oregon, im here, and im no longer a student at Oregon State (where he works) so I cant officially see him.
I hate technicalities