I noticed that other discussions of nleft hand cramps have been kind of numerous, but I saw that most of them dealt with the part below the thumb. My problem is the area that would be facing the ground if you stuck out your hand to shake.
A couple of years ago, I started getting cramps in this part of my (left) hand whenever I would play. Over time, they would occur sooner and more painfully. I quit playing at the end of last year (not related, my school schedule didn't work). But, I am planning on playing in the last concert of the year (I am a senior). As I started practicing again, I noticed that the cramps were still there, and just as bad as ever. It is very hard to get any kind of decent practice in when your hand starts cramping after only 10 minutes of playing.
I know for a fact that for a couple of years now I have been perpetually dehydrated (I always have a hard time giving blood), so I have started drinking more water, and hopefully that will clear it up. But, in case it doesn't, does anyone have any suggestions on why I would be getting cramps in this part of my hand? Every other discussion seemed to focus on the part below the thumb. Same reasons?
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