My daughter has been practicing for an upcoming competition for a while.
On todays practice routine, as soon as she started, she felt some kind of pain at the tip of her left hand second finger. According to her; the pain was not severe.
But it was still enough to mess with her playing and intonation. So i told her to quit within 15 mins into practice.
At the moment, we are treating with ice and as she told me it is already better while still feeling some kind of pain when pressuring a bit.
As far as i am concerned nothing visible in terms of color, deformation etc. can be seen to hint an injury. Also she told me that she felt no pain yesterday and today until pratice. Only thing she mentioned was she might have gone a bit abroad on practicing the pizzicato bits of Zigeunerweisen yesterday.
The unfortunate thing is that the video recording for the preliminary round is scheduled on thursday. On top of it the deadline for the application is within 5 days. So there is not much room to maneuver.
As you can tell; i am seeking some sort of advice from experienced players in case the problem persists tomorrow. Calling it off is always an option but she is really motivated and was looking forward to this.
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