I have had a question asked of me at my blog, and I'm afraid I don't have the answer. I recommended that this reader post her question here, but I'm going to post, because I want to find an answer as well.
Upon further questioning, Elizabeth experienced some swelling (in the center of her PALM!), and it responded well to ice and a brace. She's under pressure for her freshman juries, she is working on Bach Gminor Fuga and the Vieuxtemps Concerto #5....very athletic pieces, but she's been working on them for 45 days, with no problems. (I'm suspecting the repertoire exceeded her physical conditioning)
She wrote, "I have not had any problems with pain until just recently when I started getting some cramping in the muscle along the pinky side of my hand. The past two weeks I have been getting small sharp pains in the inside of my hand (palm– right in the middle, like within the size of a golf ball) , and today it went into my wrist (pinky side) and the tendons along the palm side of my hand. The pain was so great that I had to stop, and the whole rest of the day it was aching and splintering. I wrapped it and that helped a bit, but I don’t know what to do now. My posture is fine– my teacher even commends how large, well-positioned, and agile my hands are, so what is wrong?"
I just can't relate to pain in the center of the palm....ANY ADVICE or insight would be appreciated. (I did a search, and it's hard to get specific results)
Lora (Red Desert Violin)
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