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Old 03-15-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Unhappy Not sure what this could be.

For the past week, maybe two, it's been painful to turn my left wrist past a certain point. It's not muscle-soreness pain, as from working out. I'd describe it as slightly sharper, and more painful.

It doesn't seem to be a sprain, since there's no swelling or bruising.

The reason that this is a problem is because I play the violin, and in order to play, I need to turn my wrist until it hurts. :P

 
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

Have you looked into Carpal tunnel syndrome?

 
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

I looked into it, but I don't have any of the other symptoms. My hand/fingers aren't numb and they don't tingle at all.

Thank you, though!

 
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

Does it get better when you stop playing for a few days?

 
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

No. It doesn't seem to have much variation, as in getting better/worse.
It's gotten a little bit better since it started, but it hasn't shown any signs of improving past the point it's at now.

 
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

What makes you think it's not the first stages of Carpal Tunnel?

 
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

Sprains don't necessarily have any swelling or bruising. I sprained my wrist and had no outward symptoms. It was just a stretching of the ligaments in my wrist.

I've also had problems with tendonitis in my arm occassionally. I really feel it most when I make turning motions. Sometimes it is in the wrist, but "tennis" or "golfers" elbow can also result in wrist pain.

Basically, anti-inflammatories and ice at first and heat later on are the recommendation. When it gets worse, I will wear a splint for a while.

PT also helps during the healing process. I keep some thera-putty on hand to help with that. I also have some weighted/theraband exercises as well.
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

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What makes you think it's not the first stages of Carpal Tunnel?
I don't have any of the other symptoms that showed up from a Google search.
My hand/fingers aren't numb, and they don't tingle.

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What sort of PT? I'm assuming you don't mean push-ups. :P
What would you recommend?

 
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

Interesting about the symptoms. We have a woman that works for us and she received surgery for CT. The only thing, I can remember, that she ever complained of was pain. She never said anything about tingling or numbness. Let us know if you discover the cause. I'd be most interested.

 
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For the past week, maybe two, it's been painful to turn my left wrist past a certain point. It's not muscle-soreness pain, as from working out. I'd describe it as slightly sharper, and more painful.

It doesn't seem to be a sprain, since there's no swelling or bruising.

The reason that this is a problem is because I play the violin, and in order to play, I need to turn my wrist until it hurts. :P
Give your wrist some traction by grasping the sore hand side with the other and steadily pulling, say 10 seconds at a time x several times, another thing to try is to rotate the wrist in the opposite movement of the pain and do some repetative squeezing in that direction. As you know there are many joints in the wrist and also a cartilege between the two bones, the radius and ulnar which can cause some grief. Try these maneuvers and see if they help.
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

Are you sure it isn't the start of Arthritis? Seeing you play the violin the same motion over and over could bring on Arthritis. I also kind of go with the idea of C.T. as Snow Bunny said, as that is from repetitive motion.

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Give your wrist some traction by grasping the sore hand side with the other and steadily pulling, say 10 seconds at a time x several times, another thing to try is to rotate the wrist in the opposite movement of the pain and do some repetative squeezing in that direction. As you know there are many joints in the wrist and also a cartilege between the two bones, the radius and ulnar which can cause some grief. Try these maneuvers and see if they help.
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Just a thought, wrist pains in violin and viola players can be brought on by trouble in the cervical spine. Have you changed your way of playing, a new violin ar changed the position of your chin support? There is no doubt that some string players, with excessive playing irritate the long flexor tendons and cause compression. You would first notice tingling in the finger tips and then some clumsiness when playing.
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Re: Not sure what this could be.

This reply won't be very helpful to you, but I wanted to say that your problem sounds very similar to mine. I suddenly started getting pains in my wrist last August. It was actually really bad at first, and for a few months. It hurt a lot when I bent it forward or back, when tapping on it, when I reached for my seatbelt when I was driving (it's the left wrist), and when using bar chords while playing guitar (ugh, one time after playing guitar, my wrist was throbbing for abiout 2 hours). And I couldn't put any weight on it. It was like that for a number of months. A friend I lived with is a physical therapist, and she took a look at it more than once, and she couldn't figure out the problem. I'd say that the pain was the same from August until the end of December, then it started to feel better. Now there's hardly any pain there at all. If I bend it forward or back far enough, there's a little soreness, and once in a while if I lean on it, I'll get a sharp pain and it'll give out, but mostly the pain is pretty much gone. It's a total mystery to me. About a week before it happened, I fell out of a parked car, but I think I fell on my right side, not my left. So I really don't know what caused it.

 
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