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all of the sudden, the ring finger on my left hand is "double jointed," which negatively affects my oboe playing. how do i fix this? it comes and goes

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Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See hand specialist: The sudden double jointed nature of your ring finger may infect be a ligament problem that has been caused by repetitive use or over stretching of the joint. Since you are an oboe player and it can have a significant negative imp ace i would recommend seeing a hand specialist

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