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post Nov 30 2009, 10:01 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 30 2009, 09:21 PM) *
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TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome) eg extra rib ?The symtoms use to be pain and weaness in the arm,cervical pain and headache," white" fingertips.
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post Nov 30 2009, 11:04 PM
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I've read throught the whole thread and as I see it it could be one of the following:

* A nerve entrapment (compression) from either
-the neck (if you've had your head bent forward and tilted to the left)
-or further down at the elbow (they've mentioned leaning on the elbow)
-or as far down as the hand (if you've held your hand in a very strange angle)

* An overuse injury (called tendinitis, tendinosis) of the muscles in the forearm.

If it's a nerve injury you should be able to provoke the pain in the elbow by lengthening the nerve, -the most easy way is to tilt your head away from the arm and stretch the arm straight out or bend it like those egygian figures (head away, arm 90° with bent elbow and hand up (difficult to explain). You could also have some kind of numbness, pins and needles in your fingers. The thing with the 1st rib is possible, but very unlikely. Why would that suddenly start making a problem?? And an operation in the neck /Thorasic Outlet Syndrome in a 14 year old.... I wouldn't go with that. Stick with the osteopa/Chiro/PT at least a couple of years.

If it's overuse I would stop playing for a while and either go for the gym-excercises (talk to your physician/PT/Chiro) or treatment like cortison (maybe you're to young though) or the rubbing treatment (Deep frictions). An epicondylitis (as it's called) will go away within a year without treatment and much faster with.

To avoid getting it back... Warm up.. Slowly playing more and more.. And learing the correct technique.. But I can't help you with that yet since I'm a newbee at Guitarr

Hope you get well soon Lisa.

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post Dec 1 2009, 01:13 PM
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Woaw Martz, you should really post all those informations in the Wiki. There is a full page about injuries there and all that professional information is really helpful. smile.gif


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post Dec 1 2009, 04:49 PM
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I've had RSI for the past month or so but its recovering now and I can play about an hour a day of guitar. When you can't play and your injured it really feels like its never going to get better but it will in time, and its actually been really useful to have some time off from playing guitar - really makes you stand back and see what your goals are and where you want to go with guitar and also good extra theory and listening practice smile.gif
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