Ok. Doc and I believe that cushioning the palm might help with the pain and swelling. It could be a ganglion. (doctor's thought) Or it could be a trigger point which is one of the main characteristics of myofascial pain syndrome. (my thought) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigger_point Trigger points develop wherever there is stress in the body.
Oh, joy. Given the years of typing, the years of driving long miles, the past two years of writing y hand binstead of using a computer, it is no wonder my hands have been stressed. So I will learn to cushion my hands and treat them as gently as I can. And more, I need to develop new ways of typing so that I can log into websites easier and being as careful as possible when I draft documents to make sure I don't make mistakes. Thank goodness for the portable hand heaters. Those are the best thing I have found so far for the pain.
To repeat the title, Arrrggh