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Jul 28, 2014

Trigger Finger, Stenosing Tenosynovitis, Trigger Thumb

What is Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb? Trigger Finger Treatment when done right can reverse the problem. Surgery for Stenosing Tenosynovitis may be a good idea, depending.

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Jul 20, 2014

Long term hand injury from punching a wall, hand tendonitis and knuckle pain

Hi Joshua, A year ago I hurt my right hand during a incident where I punched a stone wall. I remember immediately feeling sharp pains in my knuckles

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Jul 20, 2014

Ex-Guitarist with a positive story after Tendonitis and H1N1 Flu Shot

Hello Joshua, Sometime ago, I recall someone writing to you, asking for testimonials before they would buy any of your products.I guess in some ways,

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Jul 20, 2014

Chemical Tendotitis From The H1N1 Flu Shot

Recently I received the H1N1 vaccine, and the nurse inserted the needle in my shoulder not my muscle. For the first week I could not lift my shoulder

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Jul 20, 2014

Do Harpists fall into the Guitar Tendonitis category?

I'm a harpist and my forearms have a lot of pain and swelling. Would your guitar suggestions help us too? Would it be similar in symptoms? ----

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Jul 20, 2014

Pinky and ring finger tendonitis problems from playing guitar

Hi, been playing guitar for 34 yrs and not really had any problems. started learning a new style about 6 months ago and am now having problems between

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Jul 20, 2014

Tips of the fingers are numb and hurt with pressure and playing guitar

Hi, I play the guitar and my tips of my fingers are numb, all of them. It has moved to the right hand and started in the left hand. It only hurts when

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Jul 20, 2014

My wrist pain from playing guitar that wont go away

Hi My name is Jason. I really love the guitar and one day hope to go to music school but recently i've been really down because my wrist has been causing

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Jul 20, 2014

Guitar Tendonitis in both arms 4 months now desperate for any advice!

I am a guitar teacher and i play in different bands. I've been playing guitar for 14 years now and only had tendinitis once before 10 years ago and it

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Jul 20, 2014

Forearm pain only from playing bass guitar

hello there. i regularly play bass as an amateur every day for a couple of hours. i use the fingering technique on the right hand, and out of the blue

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Jul 20, 2014

Swelling at base of fingers of my fretting hand

Hello - Hope you can offer some help... I'm a professional guitarist so until recently have been playing and practicing a lot for the last 12yrs -up to

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Jul 20, 2014

Classical guitar right hand pain, radiating pain

Hello, my name is Joe, I'm 17, and am suffering from pain in my right hand. Classical uses a completely different technique then normal strumming, which

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Jul 20, 2014

Classical Guitar Wrist Pain! I Want To Play Professionally All My Life

Hello, my name is Diana. I am a young, classical guitarist, and guitar is not just a hobby for me, but a lifestyle. I noticed for the past couple of

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Jul 20, 2014

Palm, Ring-finger, and pinky pain from playing bass guitar

I am 21 years old and I have been playing bass very heavily for four years now. A few days ago, I woke to have some stiffness and soreness in my palm,

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Jul 20, 2014

Trigger Finger from Dengue Virus problem!!!! 17 and want to play guitar as a career.

hello, I don´t know what to do... I used to play the guitar many hours per day, but then in 2008, I had dengue, and after that this trigger finger started

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Jul 20, 2014

Guitar tendonitis plz help!

On average I played guitar about 9-10 hrs a day in Music college, and a little less when I was in high school. About six months ago I was in an ensemble

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Jul 20, 2014

Possible Trigger Finger and Guitar Tendonitis symptoms from starting to play guitar again

Hello Joshua, I have been playing guitar for about 10 years now, practicing at LEAST 3-4 hours a day and never had a problem with my hands. That is

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Jul 20, 2014

Update on Tendonitis treatment, but question for Joshua..

I have now been on Joshua's program the last two months, and after a fair bit of effort, achieved very good results. Thank you for that!. Every couple

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Jul 20, 2014

Wrist + thumb + palm + forefinger: tendonitis

Hi, I'm Lorenzo from Italy (excuse me for my english, please!) :-) I'm a semi-pro guitarist and, during summer, I play 50 nights in 3 months... the rest

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Jul 20, 2014

Thumb Tendonitis and/or Guitar Tendonitis, Debilitating is the word.

Hi Mister Joshua, Congratulations for this website. I know how long and how much work it took to get it done. So, I have a tendonitis due to guitar playing

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Jul 20, 2014

Guitarist Tendonitis With Uncomfortable Burning Sensation In My Wrist and Lower Arm

Dear Joshua: My name is Ruben Salas and I am pretty much desperate. Music is my passion and I am a guitarist. 4 months ago after starting a new band

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Jul 20, 2014

Guitar Tendonitis and Multiple Surgeries

Hello, I am a 36 year old guitar player, who, sadly has spent most of his life getting surgery for carpel tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, arthritis exercises,

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Jul 20, 2014

Guitar Tendonitis, or It Hurts When I Play Guitar.

Hi, Joshua, I think I've developed tendonitis from repetitive picking of the guitar in my right hand. I spent last summer playing 4 to 6 hours a day

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Jul 20, 2014

Wrist Tendonitis from guitar playing / weight lifting

Hi, my name is Nick and I am 20 years old living in Richmond, Virginia. When I was in high school I had wrist tendonitis as a result of playing the marching

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Jul 20, 2014

Guitar/Bass Player Gets Relief From Debilitating Tendonitis

Hey Joshua. I'm a guitar/bass player and had recently been suffering from a pretty debilitating(and quite frankly, frightening) case of tendonitis,

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Jul 20, 2014

Guitar Tendonitis Problems For 12 Years

Hi Joshua I have had on and off pain for 12 years now. More recently it has been on. From shoulder, to mild elbow pain, thumb and index finger. I

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Jul 20, 2014

Wrist Tendonitis In My Left Hand My Guitar Playing Hand

I have wrist tendonitis in my left hand from playing guitar. My left hand feels stiff most of the time. It hurts when I play guitar. What can I do?

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Jul 20, 2014

Pain in Thumbs and Fingers when Playing Guitar, Esp. Left Thumb

I've been a guitarist on and off for almost 50 years. Classically trained, I've always been a fingerstyle player. Back in the late 90's I picked up the

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Jul 19, 2014

Ask the Tendonitis Expert, questions about pain and tendonitis injury

Ask the Tendonitis Expert anything you want. Read through the TendonitisExpert.com site first, then ask away!

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Jul 02, 2014

Levaquin is worse than my pneumonia and bronchitis

In short, I had pneumonia following bronchitis. Now I have horrible ringing in my ears that wakes me up; horrible tendonitis; rigid abdomen and gas;

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Jul 02, 2014

Not Taking Levofloxacin Would be my #1 Redo

I returned from an out-of-state trip in Aug. of 2013 with the feeling of an allergy/sinus bout coming on. With my ENT unavailable I sought treatment from

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Jul 02, 2014

A mix of Ciprofloxacin Clonazepam Corticosteroids and NSAIDS

June 28th 2013 I had a gastrointestinal problem with diarrhea and vomiting. which didnt throw bacterial infection. It could have been a virus, but an emergency

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Jul 02, 2014

Cipro caused tendon/nerve damage

I'm 43 years old and was in great health and my career was going strong. I had a reaction after my 3rd pill of Cipro. 9/15/13: Woke up 3 times during

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Jul 02, 2014

Cipro Antibiotics and tendons, sites for latest research?

I have had tendon issues for months now and I have been reading about Cipro and the disgusting side effects it can trigger. I have been taking cipro

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Jun 28, 2014

Long-time Whiplash Injury ...still reversible?

Hi, I'm asking this for my fiance who lives with me and has a severe whiplash injury that's currently a 1.5 years old and has only gotten worse, not better.

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Jun 19, 2014

What is Tendonitis? Tendonitis Treatment and Symptoms of Tendonitis explained

What is Tendonitis, Symptoms of Tendonitis, Best Treatment Tendonitis, all this information and more, that will make an actual difference for healing Tendonitis and Repetitive Strain Injury

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Jun 19, 2014

Guitar Tendonitis, Tendonitis From Playing Guitar

Guitar Tendonitis is a variation of Wrist Tendonitis. It's a dynamic of progressive muscle tightness and muscle constriction. Learn how to relieve the pain from playing too much guitar.

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Jun 18, 2014

Bicep or Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, what should i do to get back to boxing??

hey, i'm 16 and i've had pain and loud clicking and grinding in both my shoulders for about three months now. i went to an ortho after a month and he

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Jun 18, 2014

What Causes Muscle Spasms? Muscle Spasm Causes from Deficiency and Tendonitis

What Causes Muscle Spasms and Muscle Twitching? Ultimately, it's nutrient deficiency.

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Jun 18, 2014

Tendonitis pain in wrist after Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Workers Comp hassle

I had carpal tunnel surgery over a year ago and it took care of the pain I was having. Now I have pain in my wrist. It limits range of motion as far

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Jun 18, 2014

have golfers elbow 16 almost 17 years old (very critical)

i am a 16 year old competitive tennis player at a national level with golfers elbow, i play 5-6 days a week or more(did before tendonitis). i played

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Jun 18, 2014

Cracking sound and pain in wrist in 15 year old basketball player

Hi, I am a 15 year old basketball player. I have been getting wrist pain constantly for 2 months already. I believe this is due to me shooting too much

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Jun 18, 2014

Wrist Tendonitis with Cracking noise on my Wrist?!?

Hello, I've had tendonitis for a long time, probably since I was a teenager (I'm 24 now). I was really into working out but about a year ago I had to

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Jun 18, 2014

Persistant, abundunt, unhealing tendonitis in 17 year old female!?

Hello! I'm 17 years old and have been suffering with tendinitis for 1 1/2 years, but already it's lost me an athletic scholarship, limited my mobility

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Jun 18, 2014

Ankle Tendonitis? Flat Feet? My 11 year old son has so much pain in his ankles he can't run

My 11 year old son started to complain about ankle pain (in 1 ankle) in July. He was going to a camp beach program where he was running barefoot in the

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Jun 18, 2014

Pain around elbow for about 5 months now

hey Joshua, I've been having pain around both my elbows for about 5 months now. I'm a 20 year old guy. It all started rite after new years I wanted to

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Jun 17, 2014

Tendonitis in multiple locations, including foot and wrist, and headaches and muscle fatigue

About three months ago I got tendonitis in my left foot. I now have tendonitis in my left hand. I also have frequent headaches, severe fatigue and muscle

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Jun 17, 2014

Age 29, Chronic Tendonitis Pain in Multiple Locations

Hi there, I have always been very active. I ran and snowboarded competitively for many years, rode my bike, hiked, rollerbladed, practiced and became

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Jun 16, 2014

Thank God If You've Never Had a Nerve Conduction Test

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2009. One thing the rheumatologist wanted was a nerve conduction test. I was still working and had great insurance

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