When I started knitting again some months ao, I had right hand pain, too, which didn't surprise me since I have arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrone in my right hand. I was taking physical therapy for a hip problem at the time, so I asked the PT what she recommended. Luckily, she knits, too, and suggested that I keep my fingers together as much as possible while knitting, as well as my wrist. I knit English, so, instead of weaving the free yarn through my fingers and/or around my little finger, I wrap it around my palm and move my hand, rather than just my finger, to throw the yarn. It took a little while to get used to, but now, I'm about as fast as I was when I using a more orthodox position -- which wasn't all that fast to begin with, to be honest.