I wake up early to the sharp pain coming from my landscaping/lawn care hands and laugh at myself as I tie my boots with my thumbs. Although I'm a part-timer (teacher on the side) I have a great amount of satisfaction and pride with my new occupation while I put my back into my work. I think I'm over-doing it though, and I don't know if I have nerve damage or arthritis, but I ain't goin to no doctor for a diagnosis and medication. Does anyone else have hulk hands? I eased up on my mower drive-wheel belt settings today (had them tightened up for wet grass and hills) and that seemed to help a lot. I am also buying 2-cycle equipment to do the work for me (no more pruning with hand tools--got a Stihl hedge trimmer and a new chainsaw recently). What else eases the pain and will my hands ever recover? Thanks, Mike.