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Re: Can't play guitar!HELP

Re: Can't play guitar!HELP

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Posted by URSULA on October 30, 2000 at 20:53:02:

In Reply to: Re: Can't play guitar!HELP posted by nicole on October 26, 1999 at 10:01:57:

: -as a cellist with CTS I understand the frusteration. Your symptoms don't definately sound like CTS, but that dosen't mean it couldn't be, or that it's not just as serious. Go really light on the playing (it you can stop for a few days, do so) until you can see a DR. They'll probably just give you anti-inflams, but hopefully they can correctly diagnose it, and you can take it from there. Acupuncture has been the most effective for me, but I did have to completely stop playing for over 6 weeks. Hopefully you won't have to. Good luck!
: : I'm a professional guitar player age 31. It's my profession and just as my career is booming I have serious problems. My thumb and first 2 fingers go dead numb after 5 or so songs. I also have weird sensations(sometimes painful) in my lower palm as I play. I also find my same hand asleep as I wake up in the morning. Is this CTS? I am so distressed that it affects my well being. I have been playing since I was 9 years old and it's all I know. I'ts my whole life.I need help.

I am also a cellist who is having some problems.......mostly with my left hand. my docotr referred me to a nerologist which I go see. I hear there are special exercizes for string players. Does anyone know more about this? I would like to try to prevent serious damage to my fingers and am very hesitant to play strenously when I experience sharp pain and tingling.....The more I play the more I feel it......I am very eager to hear what the doctor has to say. Any information from string players is greatly welcome...

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