>>Possibly, but probably not, especially if you only spent a limited amount of time hanging with the swimcap.<<
I can’t remember how long I used the swimcap. But I wouldn’t say it was an insignificant amout of time. It would be in the weeks range, at least. And to make matters worse, I didn’t know about the ‘continue to hang in the fatigued state’ principle, then. So I would take several days off at a time when it was inconvenient or I just didn’t MAKE time to hang.
Where as I would not do that based on what I know now. That approach is more likely to produce tissue strength, than tissue lengthening.
>>So do you think your numbness issues were a result of using the swimcap at all? Could it have possibly caused nerve damage that was later aggravated when you switched to the BH?<<
I did have an incident with the swimcap that was my motivation to ask Bib the first question I ever asked him. And it was also on the left side. But the problems were very different in nature and scope.
The problem from the swimcap was more of a ‘live’ nerve that was ‘over-amplified’. Where as the current issue is/was muted sensation and numbness. The swimcap problem was from the coronal ridge, sometimes, being pinched while trying to wrap the SC.
And as I said before, the current issue was numbness from about an inch under the glans, on the left, underside, primarily. The swimcap issue was completely cleared up. As a matter of fact I was able to hang with the BH, without numbness, prior to now.
I think the fulcrums had a role. Because, pretty much, everything I do now, I did then. The only exception is the fulcrums. Bib said fulcrums were problematic because there ‘simply was no good area to place the stress’, to paraphrase him. Which leads me to wonder how some are able to include them into their routines without problems?