I've had chronic and very frustrating tendonitis in both of my wrists for over four years now. It is very hard for me to have been diagnosed with this because I was once a pianist, and am still trying to do my art. The pain is unbearable at times, and I really can't do anything at all when it is at its worst. It's funny how I would take it for granted until I couldn't use my hands. When it's bad I can't even pick up a plate, turn a doorknob, or hold a glass up to my mouth without spilling it.
I think I could probably deal with the pain if that's all it was, but the shaking has me extremely frustrated. If I do even a little light lifting, afterwards my hands shake so bad that I can't take a drink from a glass unless I hold it with both hands. I just really wish I could get my ability back to play some piano, and be able to draw without having wavy lines everywhere.
Does anyone know any treatments that work well for tendonitis? My doctor told me to give up ever playing piano again, but I'm not ready to give up. I want to find a way.
Mines "under control" at the moment. During my bad times i had to take frequent breaks, wear a splint/brace, anti inflamitories etc. but things do have good days and bad days. I wouldnt give up piano playing, i dont think the doctor had any right to tell you that you will never play again. you may have to cut back and 'rest your tendons' more often, but i would never give up my passion
I was diagnosed by a doctor for tendonitis when I was first having problems. I did not ever return to the doctor that told me to give up piano. I was so hurt I never saw her again. I've tried resting in between use, but just can't seem to get back to playing the piano again.
Maybe I will check into the therapy. I'll try just about anything if it offers a possibility to play piano again, even just a little. I've even been researching into safe homeopathic treatments. I haven't found any that look good, but I've found a few herbs/supplements that might be options for reducing the ongoing inflamation.