And for my #visuallyimpaired folks, I will #type out the #text of that #image, down here. Cuz the data is #important. (one of these days I'll get all my comics done with text properly on the site)

Starts here: Hello, It's Trish Malone, creator of #NKVSSP and slightly hurty -
- artist monkey.
And it's just struck me now, so bear with me.
My forearm, right at the elbow, is needles and fire. It happens. And Overuse is the #1 suspect. Turns out today though, overuse is actually #2.

As a patient with #EhlersDanlosSyndrome, I have to be on top of, -
c- "What is it, why is it, and how do I fix it?", in order to make my completely crippled periods of time shorter. My tendons are super stretchy and easy to damage, and my muscles can't stretch easily cuz the tendons do it instead. (damn)

Anyrate and to the point -
- I got a massage yesterday! (yay giftcards&Thankyou!)
The nice lady worked my back & forearms. And for a short while, no elbow burny! YAY!
After that, I needed a serious nap. I went back to my friend's couch and did just that.
Upon waking up, Elbow was burnin again a bit WAH!-
-Why? I didn't use my forearm while I slept???
No my sweet monkey, but you did sleep with your shoulder in a weird & bad position.

The #experience was not wasted
I can still,with the work she put in,correct my #posture, &continue to lengthen my tight shoulders via PT exercises-
-Because of this, I know the problem stems more from my back than my front!

(monkey image says "Knowledge is *POW*" )

Take care of yourselves out there! 💜💙💚💛🧡❤️

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Right now, notice where your head is in space. Is it out forward over your chest, or is it more directly up and over your shoulders?
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Due to #overuse (read, #trying to be what i #usedtobe, and #computing every day)

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