Recently, I've been having pain in my left shoulder from playing the violin. I practice about 2 hours everyday, and having pain is quite an anomaly, since I NEVER usually get pain in my shoulder. I'm also quite certain that my shoulders aren't tensing up. About four months ago, I switched from a Kun shoulder rest to a Bon Musica. I don't know if it's the shoulder rest, but everytime I practice or go to rehearsals, my shoulder starts to ACHE after about 2 hours. It HURTS so badly I can't even bear to hold up my violin. I've been playing for almost 11 years and I haven't had this problem until now. What can be wrong with me? Are my bones growing or something? (I haven't had a growth spurt in like forever.. maybe I'm getting one now?) Is it possibly the shoulder rest?
Ahh! It hurts so much! I just want the pain to GO AWAY!!!! :(
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