hello everyone, for the past 1.5/2 months or so i've had some pain on the base joint of my thumb. for a while, i was also experiencing a little pain kind of in between my second and third fingers, but that has subsided now and now most of the pain i get is in/around my thumb. i have NOT been playing that much (i know, i know, i'm bad) but this makes me curious since obviously the pain is not from overuse.
the father of an ex-student of my teacher's is a hand specialist, but (and i'm sure you've all had this feeling before) i don't want to "give in" to the medical world. i think this is just a problem with the way i hold the violin and finger the notes, and i need some advice. i'm thinking about calling the hand specialist just because i'm afraid. it almost feels like it's putting pressure on my carpal tunnel, my thumb is doing that i mean.
ANY advice would be greatly appreciated!! thanks~
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