Hey...this is going to sound really stupid, but here goes. About 10 years ago I got a finger injury from gymnastics. I didn't go to the hospital because I was very young and scared because right before that workout my coach said "Make sure you don't get hurt today" because I was working out with a group I shouldn't have been working out with. It hurt a lot for about 2 days or so, and I couldn't play violin or do gymnastics for about 2 weeks. My middle finger on my left hand healed on its own but there is a small bump of bone on the right side (next to my index finger.) I am guessing it needs to be realigned.
I was never really concerned about it until recently when I noticed how it was affecting my violin playing especially in Unaccompanied Bach. The bump, which is very tiny, affects me such that I have to manuver a little to use weird fingering for chords (in unaccompanied Bach) or very tight double stops between 1 and 2.
So my question is, has anyone ever had anything like this? And if so what happened? And most importantly, what is the recovery time after surgery? I will have auditions for Grad School in Feb/March 2006. Of course I will have my orthopedic surgeon check it out but I'd like to get an idea about this before I go into his office. I do have free range in motion in that finger, but there is just a bump on the right side that sometimes makes playing a little difficult.
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