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What Does It Mean For A Wrist To Be Locked After Playing Piano
After playing piano I have the urge to stretch my wrists even though I don't move them that much, why is that?
Swelling: The tendons that go to your fingers that move them up and down to play piano run across your wrists and connect to muscles in your forearm. The entire tendon may swell with playing so your wrists may feel tight as well as your fingers. Stretching your fingers, wrists, and forearms before and after playing is a good idea! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I like playing the piano but I have hypermobility in my wrists & after playing they hurt. Dr told me to strengthen my muscles, should i stop playing?
No: You said you like playing the piano, so don't stop playing. I would try and work with a physical or occupational therapist who can help strengthen the muscles of your wrists and hands. If I felt like piano playing was inherently dangerous, I'd say to stop. On the contrary, it is good for you, body and soul. Consider taking a lesson, that may help as well. ...Read more
Inconsistent reoccurring pain in wrists. become very sensitive. i tend to lean on them & play piano. pain in middle on top & limited back/forth motion?
I play clarinet and piano and suffer from hand and wrist issues. Playing for even 15 minutes causes pain in wrist (and thumb for clarinet) thoughts?
Tendinitis : With your history , age and location of pain ( wrist and thumb) the most likely diagnosis is tendinitis ( specifically deQuervain's tendinitis).This is the most common tendinitis of the hand and involves the thumb extensor tendon.A physical exam by an ORS would confirm. Ibuprofen, bracing, ice massage and rest usually help. A well- placed injection can be helpful . Best of Luck! ...Read more
I get wrist and thumb pain/tingling/numbness when playing clarinet, piano, writing, typing etc. I really can't stop playing these instruments. Advice?
Ive been experiencing occasional tingling and numbness in both hands/wrists/inner forearms. Can also be very painful when playing piano or typing, etc?
Tingle/numb/digits: See Doctor to rule out carpal tunnel issues... ...Read more
I have chronic pain in both my forearm, wrist, and hands for the last year after playing piano. No amount of rest has helped. No redness or swelling.
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