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November 14, 2021 - 11:45 pm
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Hello, I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I play violin as well as flute, piano, and guitar. Lately my wrists having been hurting and they seem to get worse after I play. Sometimes my fingers even get a bit tingly. It makes it a bit challenging to practice when my wrists hurt so I was wondering if there were any sort of hand stretches or anything I could do to help with this? 


November 15, 2021 - 1:39 am
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@Minnie -

Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum! 

It sounds like you are already injured and should seek professional medical advice, before you do anything else. 


I can recommend this thread - only to help prevent injury. 


I had to have both of my wrists operated on, way before I started playing the violin, because of tendon problems. 

There are members here who have had to deal with nerve issues and pain related to playing. 



I hope you are feeling better, soon! 

- Emily

November 15, 2021 - 7:18 am
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I think you need to see a doc, especially given the tingling sensation. You could have pinched a nerve, overused and have to do special exercises for it to mend, etc.

On a side, I suggest never going to a forum for medical advice, or taking that advice - unless they say to see your doctor, we are not doctors, Physical Therapists, etc. I would check this out with your doctor. 

Some members may have had your experience and reply, but remember, they are just opinions and is not medical advice.

Also, welcome to the forum. We hope to see more of you. 

The Bumblebee Flies!


November 16, 2021 - 12:56 pm
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Throwing in my two cents - and as cautioned above, it's only personal experience : as for me, whenever something hurts (wrist, fingers, …), if related to playing and/or worsened by playing, my golden rule is not to force it.

I totally stop playing for a few days, until the pain has disappeared (it always did disappear more or less quickly up to now, I never got anything serious - which doesn't mean you don't, in which case your doctor can help you best).

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