School comes around again, though, as it always does, and the desks and chairs at school are the farthest from ergonomic you can get. Still, no huge issues for the first several weeks. Fingers and wrists ache a bit, but nothing too terrible, and it's easy to ignore.
Enter finals period and paper-writing.
Well, you can guess what happened from there.
Anyways, this entire break I've been cutting down on my computer time and just tossing back more ibuprofen and sitting around the house reading books -- I don't get nearly as much time to read as I want to during school -- but my hands/wrists/forearms/shoulder aren't really improving. They all hurt even when I'm doing absolutely nothing, and the pain's pretty constant throughout the day. It's not so bad that I want to gnaw my arms off, but it's there, and I figure it's about time to actually see a doctor who actually knows what he/she's doing re: all this stuff before it gets any worse. School's about to start up again, and I'll only have more papers to write, though I tried to sign up for paper-less classes this quarter; we'll see if that holds.
Anyways, the problem is I dunno what type of doctor I should be seeing? Should I go to a chiropractor? A physical therapist? Try my hand at another general physician to see what he/she says? At this point in time, I still don't know what type of RSI it is -- the first one assumed it was tendinitis, I think, and I dunno if it was the ibuprofen or my desk rearrangement that helped more -- so even a simple diagnosis would be helpful so I know what type of activities I should be avoiding.
In any case, hope everyone had a good winter holiday! Sleep well, eat well, don't get sick!
tl;dr: RSI. What type of doctor do I go to for diagnosis/treatment? Merry [insert your choice of winter holiday here]!