I've been doing a lot of work at my desk/with my hands over the past year. From standard practice/drawing because that's what I love to do, to free-lance jobs when I can get them. I've never had a problem with my drawing hand before, but then I've done it mostly in small doses where as now its hours a day.
I am wondering if any of you have suggestions that might help me NOT to get carpal tunnel syndrome basically. I am aware of having fairly poor posture (I tend to slouch and or lean, but when I catch myself doing it I make myself sit up straight.) I take breaks/shake my hand out, etc. I still find that my wrist hurts, and the tips of my fingers hurt from gripping my pen/pencils/brushes/stylus, etc. I don't want to draw less, so I imagine there are things that can help me avoid pain from too much time at the desk?
(PS: If it costs money, like ergonomic chairs/mouse pads/keyboards/etc. I just can't afford it. I know it is hard to imagine but I literally do not have even $10.00 to spend on something that isn't my rent. So what I'm really in need of is different ways to hold a pen? Things around the house that might help? Poor-person fixes basically.)
Thanks for any advice anybody has,